Vista Outdoor’s Board of Directors announced that Christopher T. Metz will serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 9. Metz is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Company, and its entire brand portfolio. He will also serve as a member of the Board of Directors. Michael Callahan will continue as Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors until the Board votes on a permanent Chairman at its second quarter Board of Directors meeting.
“The board couldn’t be more pleased that Chris is joining Vista Outdoor,” said Callahan. “He has over 25 years of experience leading consumer and industrial-based global businesses.”
Metz was most recently the president and CEO of Arctic Cat from 2014 to 2017. From 2005 to 2014, he served as managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private equity firm. Prior to Sun Capital, Metz worked for Black & Decker from 1992 to 2005. Press release