BEAVERTON, Ore. –-(Ammoland.com)- Leupold & Stevens, Inc., has again been recognized as the Optics Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). Leupold was presented with the award at the annual NASGW meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Pittsburgh.
It was the eighth year in a row that Leupold has won the Optics Manufacturer of the Year title – the company has claimed the title in each of the eight years since its introduction.
“That this award comes from our distribution and specialty retail partners makes it even more of an honor to receive,” said Bruce Pettet, President and Chief Executive Officers of Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “It’s a testament to the hard work of every Leupold team member, and highlights the relentless dedication we all have to our partners, our consumers, and the industry as a whole.”
Candidates for Manufacturer of the Year awards are evaluated by the wholesaler members on four criteria: distribution policy; marketing, sales and promotion; logistics and operation; and NASGW and industry support. The comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a balanced appraisal that recognizes the best of the best, according to NASGW distributor members.
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Founded in Oregon more than a century ago, Leupold & Stevens, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned company that designs, machines and assembles its riflescopes, mounting systems and tactical/Gold Ring® spotting scopes in the USA. The product lines include rifle, handgun and spotting scopes; binoculars; rangefinders; mounting systems; and optical tools, accessories and Pro Gear.