Joshua Waldron has been hired as president of BLACKHAWK!, which is part of Vista Outdoor’s Outdoor Products segment and includes brands such as Eagle and Uncle Mike’s.
“I am excited to join the BLACKHAWK! team and get to work on delivering new, innovative solutions to our core consumers,” Waldron said. “I am passionate about this industry and the opportunity to lead such a strong portfolio of well-recognized brands.”
Waldron will have full responsibility for the business, including finance, operations and manufacturing, sales, marketing and new product development. He will relocate to the company’s Virginia Beach, Virginia, location, which will serve as the business unit’s headquarters due to its close proximity to several key law enforcement and military customers.
For the last decade, Waldron was the co-founder and chief executive officer of SilencerCo, a firearm sound suppression company. While at SilencerCo, he was awarded one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies for six consecutive years by Mountain West Capital Network’s Utah 100 and Utah Business Magazine’s Fast 50.
Under Waldron’s leadership, SilencerCo significantly expanded the suppressor category and increased market share. Waldron is a co-founder and board member of the American Suppressor Association and sits on the board of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation.
“Josh is an exceptional innovator and marketer,” said Dave Allen, Group President of Vista Outdoor’s Outdoor Products segment. “He understands our customers’ requirements, and his entrepreneurial mindset is essential to lead these brands in developing the next generation of leading products for the tactical market.”