Meopta has named Randy Garrison Director of Meopta USA Sport Optics to lead day-to-day operations of the division including sales, marketing, advertising, product development and finance.
Garrison brings more than 23 years of experience in the sport optics business to his role. Prior to joining Meopta, Garrison served as General Manager of Nikon Sport Optics. He is also an avid outdoorsman and hunter.
“Randy’s in-depth knowledge of optics and extensive experience in the hunting and shooting industry make him the ideal choice to lead Meopta USA Sport Optics as we implement our aggressive new growth strategy,” said Gerald Rausnitz, CEO of Meopta. “We are extremely pleased to have him on our team.”
“Meopta is a true optical powerhouse, and I am excited and honored to join the company as they celebrate their 85th anniversary,” Garrison said. “Before accepting my position, I visited Meopta’s European headquarters, where they employ 2,600 people, and was impressed by the incredibly high-caliber equipment used to manufacture their optics. They are unique in many ways from designing and manufacturing their own premium, high-performance optics – rather than outsourcing as most companies do – to the management structure of being an American-owned European brand.
“Meopta is poised to significantly increase its market share here in the U.S., and they are providing me with all the tools necessary to make that happen,” Garrison added. “This will ultimately benefit dealers and consumers alike.”
The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, global company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturer and partner to many of the world’s finest optical brands.
Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets.
For more information regarding Meopta, visit www.meoptasportsoptics.com.
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