YONKERS, N.Y., Jan 14, 2016 — Kimber, Mfg., Inc., a leading American firearms manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Gregory Grogan as chief operating officer (COO) effective immediately.
As COO, Grogan will have overall responsibility for the company's growing operations footprint, including oversight of manufacturing, quality, engineering, product management, and sales and marketing.
"We welcome Greg's experience and leadership to the Kimber community," said Leslie Edelman, Kimber's President and CEO. "Greg's outstanding leadership and deep understanding of modern manufacturing processes will be instrumental in aligning Kimber to meet the present and future needs of the outdoor sporting goods marketplace."
Grogan comes to Kimber with over 30 years of manufacturing operations and leadership experience, with a career track record dedicated to leading organizations to higher levels of sales and operational performance through metrics, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques.
Prior to joining Kimber, Grogan held high-level positions in other industries, such as, vice president of operations with Triumph Group, Inc. (aerospace), vice president and general manager of North America with Hardinge, Inc. (machine tool), president and COO with Industrial Manufacturing Company (industrial), and most recently, chief of operations for Morgan Advanced Materials, a global manufacturer of technology products. Grogan earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his Masters of Business Administration from St. Joseph's University. In addition, he holds a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less-Lethal products is available by visiting www.kimberamerica.com or by calling +1 (888) 243-4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.
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