Monday, October 22, 2012
Bradley Johnson Named Chairman of the Board for United Sporting
Chapin, S.C. - United Sporting Companies (USC) announces the appointment of CEO and President Bradley P. Johnson as its Chairman of the Board for his leadership and determination that has significantly contributed to the company's extraordinary growth during 2012.
Brad will continue to lead and strengthen USC as its President and CEO, plus assume the responsibilities as its Chairman of the Board.
"I am honored by the trust and confidence that the Board of Directors has demonstrated by naming me its Chairman. Much of the credit for our success belongs to the outstanding team at United Sporting Companies, our vendor partners, and importantly our retail partners. USC and I will continue to work hard to earn your continued business and trust." said Brad Johnson, USC CEO and Chairman of the Board.
USC Senior VP Chuck Walker stated, "Brad is a true business professional. He understands our business needs, as well as the needs of our customers and vendors. He's a very quick study and has a great grasp on our industry."
United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor, marine and tackle products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry's Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. USC distributes to all 50 states through facilities in Chapin, SC, Newberry, SC, Pittston, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Newington, CT, Dayton, OH, Spring Hill, KS, and Reno, NV. With the largest sales force in the industry, USC serves over 30,000 independent retail customers and maintains the largest product selection in the industry with over 85,000 SKUs.