North Haven, CT – O.F. Mossberg and Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, is pleased to announce the hiring of marketing executive, Richard (Rich) Kirk, to the role of Senior Director of Marketing, effective January 1, 2018. Kirk brings 15 years of experience in various marketing capacities with consulting, financial and manufacturing-focused corporations; most recently serving as Head of Marketing Communications for Kimber Mfg., Inc.
In his new role, Kirk will be responsible for developing and implementing Mossberg’s corporate brand strategies; website management and digital initiatives including new product campaigns, consumer promotions and web advertising; oversight of corporate partnerships; and trade show/event management. Kirk will also manage Mossberg’s internal marketing team as well as direct the company’s creative agency initiatives.
“Rich will be a tremendous asset to the Mossberg team as he brings a solid industry foundation combined with his business marketing experience,” commented John MacLellan, Mossberg’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Rich’s passion for the shooting sports coupled with his business acumen will provide valuable insight into the Mossberg customer base and our industry partnerships.”
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to join such an iconic American brand, talented team and great corporate culture,” said Kirk. “Mossberg has an outstanding line of quality products, and I’m excited for the opportunity to expand brand awareness and reach into new segments within the marketplace.”
Kirk will be based at the company’s headquarters in North Haven, Connecticut, and can be reached at RKirk@mossberg.com.
About O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.
Linda Powell, Director of Media Relations