ArmaLite Announces Eugene O’Brien as New Vice President of Operations
(Geneseo, IL – December 8, 2014) ArmaLite is pleased to announce the appointment of Eugene O’Brien to the position of Vice President of Operations. Eugene is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of ArmaLite’s operational strategy and directly oversees its machining, manufacturing, procurement, and distribution departments.
With more than 15 years of experience in various industries including engineering consulting, manufacturing and technology, Eugene brings an extensive background to ArmaLite’s management team. Most recently he was employed as the Senior Analyst with FNH USA in McLean, VA. Prior to joining the firearms industry in 2009, Eugene was a Senior Analyst in online marketing for the automotive industry with The Cobalt Group in Seattle, WA, held regulatory compliance positions with United Agri Products and Griffith Energy in the Rochester, NY area, and was a scientist with the IT Group at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.
Eugene holds an MBA from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, as well as a Master of Science degree from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.
On joining ArmaLite, Eugene says, “I’m extremely proud to be part of ArmaLite’s next stage where we’ll be delivering to customers the best modern sporting rifles the industry has to offer with the features they desire and the quality they expect. Everyone here is enthusiastic not only about our new product lines, but also about the reception those products have already received from customers. It’s really an exciting time to be in the industry and with ArmaLite especially.”
“We are excited to add Eugene’s operational experience to the team,” says Tommy Thacker, President of ArmaLite. “This adds another valued asset to our growing manufacturing operations. Additionally, this shows our commitment to bring the best in manufacturing and quality to our customers.”
About ArmaLite: ArmaLite is the originator of the legendary AR-10® rifle. For 60 years, ArmaLite’s commitment to excellence has made our firearms the choice of military, law enforcement and sport shooters worldwide. ArmaLite has one of the broadest product lines in the firearms industry. We manufacture semi-automatic rifles in 5.56 mm and 7.62 mm calibers, as well as long range bolt-action rifles in .308 Winchester, 300 Winchester Magnum, .338 Lapua, .416 Barrett and 50 BMG. ArmaLite is a subsidiary of Strategic Armory Corps. For more information on our company and products, visit: www.armalite.com.