Ken D'Arcy became President and CEO of Crosman Corporation in August of 2001.
In that continuing capacity, he
directs all aspects of Crosman's
He is a 35-year veteran of the sporting goods industry, including senior executive positions in the ski, tennis, and sports eyewear industries.
is a competitive shooter, golfer, motorcyclist, and scuba diver.
has skied, played tennis, football, and trained as a pilot.
real passion is creating esprit de corps.
has a favorite motto in business, it comes from the gridiron: "Best players play, period.
You'll find Ken
walking the halls and the factory floor, dropping in on his
team's meetings on a daily basis.
Needless to say, he is involved in every aspect of Crosman's product development, production and marketing, and is an excellent advocate for airgunning.
In addition to hosting the annual Northeast Regional Field Target Championship at the Crosman campus in Bloomfield, NY, and other shooting events around the country, in 2004, Ken
established the annual Crosman Friend of Youth Shooting Award, "recognizing an individual whose commitment to excellence in youth shooter education and dedication to a lifetime of safe shooting has enhanced the future of the sport."
It is delivered at the annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
The prestigious award an its well-known winners underscore Ken's
and the company's support for the next generation of participants in shooting.
has often said, "The youth represent the future of the sport."
Prior to joining Crosman, Ken was General Manager of Bolle North America and President of Bolle Europe.
Before joining Bolle, Ken
served as President of Scott Canada.
Prior to his
tenure with Scott Canada
was Vice President Marketing of Blizzard North America
Previously, Ken was President and Director of Canadian Operations for AMF Canada.
He also served as Vice President of Marketing for RSL Sports Equipment.
Ken D'Arcy - Inductee