Ruger Announces Promotion of Christopher J. Killoy as President and C.E.O.

Ruger Announces Promotion of Christopher J. Killoy as President and Chief Executive Officer
Ruger Announces Promotion of Christopher J. Killoy as President and Chief Executive Officer

Ruger FirearmsU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) today announced the promotion of Christopher J. Killoy to serve as its Chief Executive Officer, effective May 9, 2017. The Company previously announced Mr. Killoy's promotion on August 2, 2016.

During his career, Christopher Killoy has held several leadership roles in the firearms industry. Prior to joining Ruger in 2006, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smith & Wesson. Additionally, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Savage Range Systems. Mr. Killoy joined Ruger in November 2006 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2014. Mr. Killoy is a 1981 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and subsequently served in a variety of Armor and Infantry assignments in the U.S. Army.

Christopher Killoy is the fourth Chief Executive Officer in the Company's 68-year history, succeeding William B. Ruger (1949 – 2000), William B. Ruger, Jr. (2000 – 2006), and Michael O. Fifer (2006 – 2017).

“Chris Killoy is the perfect choice to be Ruger's next CEO,” said Ruger Chairman C. Michael Jacobi. “His distinguished 30-year career in the firearms industry, including his exemplary service to Ruger for nearly a decade, is a testament to his experience, character and leadership, all of which make him the ideal candidate to lead Ruger.”

“I am truly honored to be selected by the Board of Directors to further expand my leadership role with such a fine company,” said Killoy. “It has been a privilege working closely with and learning from Mike Fifer for over a decade. I am proud of all that we accomplished together and I look forward to the opportunity to take the reins at such an exciting time at Ruger.”

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.

  • 6 thoughts on “Ruger Announces Promotion of Christopher J. Killoy as President and C.E.O.

    1. The SR1911 is a high quality sidearm and an excellent value. It could be the standard for future new products. Consider making your “new product focus” primarily on 1) Quality and 2) Value. The importance of both of these measurements cannot be overstated. Avoid producing firearms where the primary focus is on hitting a price point. When you do this, it shows up in the product, glaringly. Like most of the other commenters on your site, I’m a Ruger fan and have been a stock holder for several years.
      Keep up the good work. (I’m betting on RGR hitting a new all-time high, sooner than later.)
      ~Russ

    2. Ruger’s products are awesome! I own many, semi autos, revolvers and rifles. All shoot great. One time I had an issue with a revolver and Ruger sent me a brand new one within 2 weeks. That is service! Chris is a really good guy, and cares deeply about those he works with, his customers and the company and its products. I will continue to buy Ruger. Great guns and an amazing value for the price!

    3. Ruger concentrates too much on factory production of rifles, and not nearly enough on accuracy. Ruger is so intent on reducing production costs, and therefore increasing the profit margin that Ruger rifles are unacceptably inaccurate. True up those actions, tighten up and uniform the freeborn distance. stiffen the stocks where the meet the action and free float those barrels.

      1. should be “freebore” spell check changed it and I did not notice. And should be “…where they meet the action..” And stop taking your attorneys advice about triggers.

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