Friday, November 12, 2021

Davidson's Announces Promotion of Wayne Tumlin to President

PRESCOTT, Ariz. - Davidson’s, one of the nation’s largest firearm and accessory wholesale distributors, is pleased to announce that Wayne Tumlin has been promoted to President effective November 1, 2021. Mr. Tumlin will take over the presidency position from Bryan Tucker who will remain actively involved as Chairman and CEO. In his new role, Mr. Tumlin will be responsible for guiding and managing the implementation of Davidson’s strategic initiatives, as well as directing and overseeing execution of the company’s day-to-day operations as it continually strives to exceed customer expectations and raise the bar of excellence in distribution services.

Mr. Tumlin has served as Davidson’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel since March of 2020. Although formally joining the company in 2020, Mr. Tumlin has been affiliated with Davidson’s since 2012 as its corporate legal counsel and adviser. “I have had the pleasure of working directly with Wayne for many, many years addressing various projects, issues, and opportunities for our company”, said Bryan Tucker, Chairman and CEO. “His keen analytical ability, excellent communication skills, business experience and personality make Wayne a great choice to lead the Davidson’s team.”

“This is an exciting time at Davidson’s as we position ourselves at the forefront of an evolving marketplace”, said Mr. Tumlin. “I am honored and look forward to taking on an expanded leadership role as the Davidson’s team navigates challenges and upholds its tradition of superior customer service, while also being a recognized innovator within our industry.”

During his career, Mr. Tumlin has also served as outside general counsel to a number of other national and international closely-held businesses, along the way receiving multiple recognition awards for his work in the business transactional and regulatory fields. Mr. Tumlin enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including shooting sports, backpacking, kayaking, sailing, and fishing.

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About Davidson’s and Gallery of Guns

Founded in 1932, Davidson’s ( is one of the nation’s leading firearms and related accessories distributors. Davidson’s central focus is on the customer. Often referred to as the Davidson’s Difference, this passion for unparalleled support serves as the basis for many of Davidson’s service-oriented programs such as Gallery of Guns® ( and the Davidson’s GuaranteeD® Lifetime Replacement Program, which extends to both the dealer and final customer. The Davidson’s Difference is backed by a great team of industry professionals across the United States.

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