Hodgdon Powder Company Announces Succession Plan

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USA -(Ammoland.com)- Hodgdon Powder Co. today announced the future retirement of Hodgdon Chief Executive Officer Tom Shepherd as part of the company’s succession planning process.

On December 31, 2017, Shepherd will retire from his current position and transition into his new role as chairman of the board of directors of Hodgdon Powder Company.

“Tom has been our chief executive officer for nearly 15 years, serving in this role since 2002,” said Bob Hodgdon, current Hodgdon chairman of the board. “In his tenure, Tom has lead us to record sales growth and positioned Hodgdon for the future. We have been working on this succession plan for some time now, and the entire Hodgdon family, the Hodgdon board and all Hodgdon employees are excited for Tom as he prepares for the next stage of his career with Hodgdon.” Bob and JB will continue to serve on the Hodgdon board.

As part of the succession planning process, Hodgdon is now moving forward with a search for a new chief executive officer.

This search will include both internal and external candidates and is expected to conclude by mid-year 2017.


About Hodgdon Powder Company:

Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons Bob and JB have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester, Goex and VihtaVuori brands.

Learn more about the brands at these websites – www.Hodgdon.com, www.IMRPowder.com, www.WWPowder.com or www.GoexPowder.com and connect with the Hodgdon brand on Facebook or YouTube.

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Patrick Murray

I know People, I know shooters loaders, I know retailers and I now the product but no BIG Collage Degree so I think I will have to keep my Resume to myself lol. But I would love to move back to Kansas just got back from Pheasant Hunting and I wish I was back home tornados and all lol.

L.L. Smith

President Obama will be available after his term ends in January. He had very little experience in government yet he served for 8 years. He should have no trouble at all in running a small (compared to U.S. Government) business like Hodgdon.

Raymond Miller

If they were to hire Obama I hope they give him special shows to ware with steel heel plates on them.

Raymond Miller

That should read shoes, not shows.



Even with 8 years of government service on his resume… that clown is worthless as an administrator – of anything. Besides, I doubt Hodgdon provides teleprompters as standard equipment for its execs…