Friday, November 17, 2023

Legacy Sports International Appoints Paul Lemke COO

Legacy Sports International, Inc., a leading distributor/importer in the shooting sports industry, is excited to announce the appointment of Paul Lemke as its new Chief Operating Officer, effective November 13, 2023.

Paul Lemke, a seasoned leader with a distinguished career in operational excellence and strategic development, is set to bring a wealth of experience to the Legacy Sports International team. Lemke’s extensive background in the shooting sports industry, along with his proven track record of driving growth and operational transformation, positions him as an ideal fit to spearhead Legacy's continued expansion and innovation efforts.

Upon accepting the role, Paul Lemke expressed his enthusiasm: “I am thrilled to be joining the dynamic team at Legacy Sports International. This opportunity to contribute to an industry I am deeply passionate about is truly exciting. I am committed to leveraging my experience to further enhance Legacy’s market presence and to collaborate with the team to drive the company and its Howa, Pointer, Citadel, Puma, and Nikko Stirling brands towards new heights of success.”

Rick Hanke CEO Legacy Sports International, “We are delighted to welcome Paul to our executive team at Legacy Sports International. His strategic vision and leadership capabilities are well-aligned with our core values and goals. Together, we are eager to expand upon our logistical capabilities, improve operational efficiencies, drive higher fill rates, and increase quality control measures while lowering overall operating costs and passing those savings on to our customers. We want our customer experience to be second to none in the shooting sports industry.”

Legacy Sports International is a leading importer and exporter of firearms and optics based out of Reno, Nevada. For over 20 years, Legacy Sports has supplied distribution, independent dealers and shooting enthusiasts with quality rifles, shotguns, handguns and optics at a superior value. Some of the top brands that Legacy Sports imports are the renowned HOWA rifles from Japan, POINTER shotguns from Turkey, CITADEL brands from the Philippines, Turkey and Brazil and NIKKO STIRLING Optics from China. Today, Legacy Sports provides over a dozen of the TOP distributors and thousands of dealers across the USA with quality firearms products, value pricing and strong fulfilment which has made it the importer of choice.

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