Kassnar, a firearms veteran who spearheaded a number of manufacturers, together with IWI, to the forefront of success
Harrisburg, Pa. (October 2017) – Michael Kassnar, Vice President of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing for IWI US, Inc., a subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd., has introduced his retirement from IWI, efficient instantly.
“I’ve reached some extent in my profession the place I really feel comfy sufficient to step again and let others take the reins,” Kassnar commented. “I’ve been very lucky to have had such an extended and fascinating profession in an that I’m actually captivated with.”
Previous to bringing the extremely profitable IWI model to the US, Kassnar’s historical past inside the taking pictures sports activities started when he began to work for his father in 1976 at Kassnar Imports, Inc. in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. By the point 1989 rolled round, he had began his personal enterprise, Ok.B.I. Inc., importing IMI’s Jericho pistols, Russian and Hungarian small arms, Armscor 1911 pistols, and some years later added the favored Charles Daly line of over & beneath, side-by-side, semi-auto and pump-action shotguns. In early 2010, shifted and Ok.B.I. formally closed its doorways.
All the time the entrepreneur, Kassnar began a brand new firm, Trans World Arms, LLC and continued with the Charles Daly Protection line including his first American made MSR’s and carbines to the product line. In 2013, the general public demand for Israeli made firearms, particularly the a lot wanted TAVOR® bullpup, caught Kassnar’s eye and using his many worldwide contacts, he was capable of deliver the TAVOR to the US.
And so, with the closing of TWA’s doorways, IWI US, Inc., the subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. opened in the identical facility that when held Kassnar Imports and Ok.B.I. As IWI US’s Vice President of Gross sales and Advertising and marketing, Kassnar was chargeable for bringing the enduring bullpup to market in an aggressively AR-style market. Together with his industry-wide popularity as a good and trustworthy enterprise accomplice, he was capable of open doorways within the distribution channel and media retailers that resulted within the TAVOR outselling its preliminary manufacturing run by 300% in its first yr, in addition to incomes it American Rifleman’s Golden Bullseye Rifle of the Yr for 2014. IWI US additionally received “Importer of the Yr” from the Nationwide Affiliation of Sporting Items Wholesalers (NASGW) for 2 consecutive years 2014 – 2015.
“I’m leaving IWI US in good arms with Casey Flack, our CEO, on the helm,” Kassnar added. “I stay up for catching up with family and friends and a few lengthy overdue private tasks.”
Kassnar expressed his gratitude to all of his colleagues at IWI US, IWI Israel, and inside the and did point out the opportunity of attending the upcoming 2018 SHOT Present to reconnect with outdated pals at a extra leisurely tempo.
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About IWI US, Inc.
IWI US, Inc. is the USA-based subsidiary of Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Ltd. of Ramat Hasharon, Israel and a member of the SK Group, a number one protection and safety group of corporations that function within the world Protection and Regulation Enforcement markets. The IWI US line of merchandise contains a number of configurations of the TAVOR X95, TAVOR SAR, Jericho 941 pistol, UZI PRO pistol, Galil ACE rifles and pistols and the DAN 338.
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