Luke Thorkildsen and Justin Clark are the newest additions to the executive team at Weatherby as it continues to build to its staff in its new location in Sheridan, Wyo.
Weatherby demands two things from its executives: Proven expertise in the firearm industry; and a personal passion for the shooting sports.
“By assembling a group that embraces hunting and shooting, at work and at home, we ensure that Weatherby’s mission is in very good hands,” says Adam Weatherby.
Two individuals who share that DNA, Thorkildsen and Clark, recently joined the legendary firearm and ammunition company in critical executive roles. Thorkildsen and Clark are avid big game hunting enthusiasts. They’re both accomplished long-range shooters, as comfortable on a competition bench as they are in a treestand. Each brings a wealth of professional firearm industry experience to Weatherby.
Thorkildsen is Weatherby’s new Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development. He previously represented Walther Arms in the same capacity. Clark, Weatherby’s newly-appointed Director of Sales and Customer Service, also joins the company with impressive firearm experience after serving as the Director of Sales at Gunwerks in nearby Cody, Wyoming.
According to Clark, “Luke and I bring unique yet complimentary business perspectives to the company as we embark on an amazing next chapter for Weatherby,” Clark said.
“We’re building a roadmap that combines exciting innovations in product development, along with authentic marketing and a dynamic sales network strategy that will put more hard-hitting, flat-shooting Weatherby rifles into the hands of hunters and shooters, worldwide,” Thorkildsen added.
Weatherby’s roadmap includes the recruitment of additional firearm and hunting experts who will join the team of a family-owned company that embraces heritage and a cooperative corporate culture. “Our move to Wyoming is more than a geographic relocation. It’s a company-wide revitalization,” Adam Weatherby says.
“Here we will not only build the finest rifles to ever bear the Weatherby name, but we’re also amassing the most talented and passionate group of professionals ever assembled in the shooting sports industry. The next decade will engrain our name as deeply in rifle innovation as my ‘Wildcatter’ Grandfather Roy Weatherby did back in the 1940s.”