Henry Repeating Arms appointed Andy wickstrom as the next president of the gun company. Employed by Henry Repeating Arms since November 2006, Wickstrom began as General Manager of the Rice Lake, WI Manufacturing Plant. Anthony Imperato, president of the company since 1997, will now carry the title of founder and CEO.
As President, Wickstrom will lead the future of Henry Repeating Arms while upholding the company’s core values, relationships with employees, suppliers, distributors, dealers and the obsessive focus of the business on the client.
Wickstrom began his career as a manufacturing engineer and then director of operations at Wright Products, a key supplier to Henry from 1998. In 2006, Anthony Imperato acquired certain assets of Wright Products as well as their 140,000 facilities. square feet in Wisconsin. In 2015, Wickstrom was promoted to Vice President and General Manager to oversee all activities of the company, including its 110,000 square foot facility in Bayonne, New Jersey. During his 15-year tenure at Henry Repeating Arms, he facilitated operations growth, company-wide improvements and new product development while implementing lean manufacturing practices and cost reduction methods. Today, Henry Repeating Arms has more than 550 employees between its two locations and manufactures a growing catalog of over 200 different models of firearms in a variety of calibers and finishes.
“Helping to grow Henry over the past 15 years has been an absolute pleasure and the highlight of my career,” said Wickstrom. “In my new role, I look forward to continuing to work with Imperato to execute our shared strategic vision while maintaining the culture, character and passion that has brought us to the table and served us well so far.”
“Mr. Wickstrom has been our de facto chairman for a few years. His formal appointment is long overdue,” said Imperato. “He has worked hard for the past 15 years and has earned this position. He has the talent, the energy, my trust and respect.
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