FMG Publications has recruited industry veterans Michael O. Humphries as executive editor of American Handgunner magazine and Paula M. Iwanski as sales and marketing manager.
"Bringing this sort of proven talent aboard is a clear statement to our friends in the industry we're looking forward to continuing to grow our 62-year-old brand," said Roy Huntington, publisher of FMG consumer titles. "Mike's record of front-line editorial excellence will really enhance the team we've built here. Paula's seasoned experience in the industry is well-known and frankly, we're all enthusiastic about what this new energy can bring to the table."
During his 17 years in the industry, Humphries has worked on the staff of American Rifleman magazine and "American Rifleman Television" with the National Rifle Association, as editor-at-large for Harris Publications and as editor for GunsAmerica.com.
"I could not be happier to be on the FMG team," Humphries explains. "I have been a fan of FMG's publications during my entire career and jumped at the chance to come on board. I truly appreciate the opportunity to contribute to these fine publications."
Paula Iwanski entered the shooting sports industry in 2002, when she joined Savage Arms as their marketing services manager. In 2006, she moved over to the sales side joining Bonnier Corporation to represent Field & Stream and Outdoor Life magazines.
"I'm truly excited about working with the team at FMG," said Iwanski. "This position gives me the opportunity to continue representing a great industry. It also allows me to utilize the knowledge and expertise I've gained over the years in sales and marketing to have a positive impact on client business." Paula has a number of professional achievements including sales representative of the year while at Bonnier and marketing MVP during her stint at Savage.
"We were on the other side of the table or competing against Paula for a number of years. We're thrilled to finally have her on our team," said Randy Molde, FMG vice president of business development. "Her vast industry knowledge and enthusiasm will provide a welcome infusion of business-building resources to clients and their marketing efforts."
With these key personnel acquisitions, FMG expects to continue redefining the landscape of editorial integrity and client services within the shooting industry.
"We consider it crucial to our ongoing success to continue enhancing our most important asset: Our team. The addition of Mike and Paula to our talented staff is an exciting move, one that will enrich our editorial, sales and marketing efforts. It also speaks to our long history of quality, as we continue to strengthen and advance our notable position in the marketplace," said Russ Thurman, Shooting Industry magazine publisher.
Since 1955, readers and marketers alike have turned to FMG Publications for reliable product news and resources though flagship titles American Handgunner, GUNS Magazine and Shooting Industry magazine.
Contact: Randy Molde