Freedom Group names CEO, Supply Chain VP.

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Freedom Group Inc. (FGI) has appointed George Kollitides as CEO. Kollitides served earlier this year as acting CEO.

"As acting CEO, George demonstrated unprecedented leadership and drive," said Walter McLallen, vice chairman of the FGI board of directors. "In just his first six weeks as acting CEO, George began rebuilding the company and making a series of strong new hires in manufacturing, quality control and operations. Further, he led a successful campaign to combat antigun legislation in New York, successfully refinanced our operations and concluded a strong financial quarter. George Kollitides is the clear choice as our permanent chief executive officer."

Before joining FGI, Kollitides was at Cerberus Capital Management since 2003, where he served as a managing director, focusing on the defense, firearms and related industries. He was the principal architect of the investments in FGI for Cerberus.

An avid outdoorsman and lifelong hunter, Kollitides serves as a trustee of the NRA Foundation and director of the NRA's Hunting and Wildlife Committee, President's...

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