Vista Outdoor expands its Board of Directors with two new members

ANOKA, Minn., August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO), the parent company of 40 renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sports and outdoor products to consumers around the world, is pleased to announce the addition of two independent members, Gerard Gibbons and Bruce Grooms, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Gibbons and Mr. Grooms were both elected to the board of directors by Vista Outdoor shareholders at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on July 26, 2022.

Mr. Gibbons’ extensive experience in global supply chain, logistics and marketing will bring tremendous value to Vista Outdoor. Mr. Gibbons spent more than 30 years with United Parcel Services (UPS) in a variety of business roles. In 2008, he accepted the position of President of US Sales, responsible for UPS’s most profitable small and medium business customer segment. He was later named President of US and SMB Marketing, a position he held until his retirement from UPS in 2021. He holds an MBA from WP Carey School business at Arizona State University and a BBA with a concentration in marketing from Howard University. Mr. Gibbons currently serves on the boards of two private equity holding companies and the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. Mr. Gibbons will serve as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Board.

Mr. Grooms brings extensive senior executive experience in the private sector and in the United States Marine. are tired Marine A Vice Admiral with more than 30 years of successful executive leadership, Mr. Grooms is currently Vice President and General Manager of the Marine Services Division of Delphinus Engineering, a private company specializing in the repair and maintenance of ships. Prior to Delphinus Engineering, he was Vice President at Raytheon Technologies Corp., leading all business development activities in support of the Marine and Marine Corps programs. Until 2015, Mr. Grooms served as a career submarine officer and served as commanding officer of the US Naval Academy, nearly 10 years during which Mr. Grooms held various positions of increasing responsibility within the NATO command. Additionally, Mr. Grooms has served on non-profit boards and is currently an independent director on the board of Emcore Corp., a publicly traded technology company in the aerospace and defense industry. Mr. Grooms was selected as a director because of his extensive leadership, corporate governance and industry experience. Mr. Grooms will serve as a member of the Board’s Leadership Development and Compensation and Audit Committees.

“The Directors and I are thrilled to welcome these two very talented leaders as new members of the Vista Outdoor Board of Directors,” said Michael Callahan, Chairman of the Board of Vista Outdoor. “These individuals will add tremendous value to the organization through their expertise in the public and private sectors. We expect great things from our new directors and look forward to their contributions on behalf of Vista Outdoor and our stakeholders.”

Chris MetzCEO of Vista Outdoor, added: “We welcome Gerard Gibbons and Bruce Grooms to Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors, and we are confident that they will have an immediate and positive impact on the company’s performance. Gerard’s supply chain experience and expertise, including his dynamic career spanning more than 30 years with UPS, make him a valuable asset as Vista Outdoor navigates an increasingly complex global marketplace. And Bruce’s extensive experience in the public and private sectors, including several critical leadership roles for the United States Marine and large corporations, will serve to strengthen our leadership and corporate governance efforts. »

With these appointments, Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors is made up of 11 members, with 18% women and 18% diversity beyond gender.

About Vista Outdoor Inc.

Vista Outdoor (NYSE: VSTO) is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sports and outdoor products. We serve a wide range of consumers worldwide, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement. order and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Goods, offer these consumers a wide range of innovative, high-quality and performance-oriented outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model relies on shared resources between brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for a single brand in isolation. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at major retailers and distributors across North America and around the world. For news and information, visit our website at

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