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Employment History

President and Chief Executive Officer
Crosman Corporation

Vice President and General Manager
Bolle North America

President
Bolle North America

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Ken D'arcy, the former ...

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Ken D'arcy, the former president of Crosman Corp., always opts for a room on executive floors. He explains, "Because they are executive-level, they are usually full of executives or frequent travelers.


Crosman | Champions of Youth Marksmanship Award

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According to Ken D'Arcy, Crosman president and CEO, Jack and Marlene Duncan embody the lifetime commitment to shooting celebrated by the Award.

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If shooting is to continue as a leading participant sport, we must engage and retain young shooters," said D'Arcy.
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Says D'Arcy, "The Duncans have done more to ensure shooting's future than any couple I've encountered in our sport.
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According to Ken D'Arcy, Crosman's president and CEO, Kenyon Simpson embodies the lifetime commitment to shooting celebrated by the award.
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"The key to growing our sport and maintaining it as a vital element in recreation, is engaging new enthusiasts," said D'Arcy.
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According to Ken D'Arcy, Crosman's president and CEO, The Boy Scouts of America has touched the lives of more young shooters than almost any organization engaged with shooting today. "The key to growing our sport and maintaining it as a vital element in recreation is engaging new enthusiasts," he said.
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There are few organizations more engaged with our sport today," said D'Arcy.
"Scouting continues to make a significant impact on the future of the sport and the BSA is a most deserving recipient of the 2010 Crosman Champions of Youth Marksmanship Shooting Award. We welcome The Boy Scouts of America to Crosman's roster of Award winners," he concluded.
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According to Ken D'Arcy, Crosman Corporation president and CEO, Dr. Kenneth Sabo has touched the lives of more young shooters, particularly in the 4H Clubs of America, than almost any person involved in shooter education today.
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According to Ken D'Arcy, Crosman Corporation president and CEO, Dr. William Christy has touched the lives of more young shooters than almost any person involved in shooter education today.
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In making the Award, Crosman president and CEO, Ken D'Arcy said, "Jim Smith has touched the lives of more young shooters than almost any person involved in shooter education today.
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But perhaps Smith's greatest legacy, according to Crosman President Ken D'Arcy, is his dedication to instilling a respect for safe shooting and the building self-esteem through competition.
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In presenting the Award, Crosman president and CEO, Ken D'Arcy said, "The key to growth in any sport is recruiting new blood.


Ken D'Arcy became President ...

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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 worldwide operations.

He is a 35-year veteran of the sporting goods industry, including senior executive positions in the ski, tennis, and sports eyewear industries.
Ken is a competitive shooter, golfer, motorcyclist, and scuba diver. He has skied, played tennis, football, and trained as a pilot. But his real passion is creating esprit de corps.
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If Ken has a favorite motto in business, it comes from the gridiron: "Best players play, period.
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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. As Ken 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, he 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.
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Ken D'Arcy - Inductee


Kenneth D'Arcy President and ...

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Kenneth D'Arcy President and CEO, Crosman Corp. D'Arcy is a 30-year veteran of the sporting goods industry and joined Crosman in 2001 as president and CEO. Before that he was president of Bollé Europe and vice president and general manager of Bollé North America. Earlier he had been president of Scott Canada and vice president and director of Canadian operations for AMF Canada. He also served as vice president of marketing for Canadian distributor RSL Sports Equipment and began his career in sporting goods as a territory sales manager of Harvey Dodds Ltd.


Executives Unlimited, Inc. Executive Search, Interim Search Firm, Press Release 1

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July 29, 2002 - D'Arcy Appointed Permanent President & CEO Newport Beach,CA - After a year of uncertainty and management changes, the Crosman Corporation is set to move forward toward stable growth with the appointment of Ken D'Arcy as permanent President & CEO.

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D'Arcy has served as interim CEO since October 2001 and has demonstrated that his vision for the company can lead Crosman toward a successful and profitable future.
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FBB reviewed several candidates referred and screened by Gill and selected Ken D'Arcy as the interim executive in October.Mr. D'Arcy has an impressive professional background and most recently was President of Bolle' North America, a 100-year old designer, manufacturer and marketer of sports performance eyewear.Mr. D'Arcy has a vast working knowledge of the sports and recreation industry and understands the mass merchandiser and big box retailer environment.
"As a 20 year veteran executive, Ken is familiar with the need to act as a stabilizing agent for a company in crisis and understands the complex relationship management issues of an organization in transition" said Gill.
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The selection of D'Arcy as an interim leader gave the company's investors the opportunity to review his management capabilities before making a permanent selection.
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"As Mr. D'Arcy continues to lead Crosman Corporation he will focus on growing revenue and profitability by re-defining its international market strategy, creating innovative product development and leveraging its core competencies of manufacturing, design and distribution of proprietary branded recreational products.We are very pleased to have Ken at the helm and look forward a mutually rewarding relationship with his leadership."

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