We have an experienced and committed management team with a proven track record of implementing successful growth strategies. Under our management team’s leadership, we have continued to expand our market share to become one of the largest players in the outdoor sports and recreation industry. Furthermore, many members of our management team and overall employee base are active outdoor enthusiasts. Our company culture benefits from having employees who are users of, and passionate about, the products they create and market.
Christopher T. Metz, Chief Executive Officer
Christopher T. Metz, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 25 years of experience leading consumer and durable goods companies. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor, Metz served as president and CEO of Arctic Cat from 2014-2017. Prior to Arctic Cat, he was managing director of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Metz worked for Black & Decker from 1992-2005, including serving as the president of the company’s Hardware and Home Improvement group, president of Kwikset Corporation, president of Price Pfister, president of Baldwin Hardware, and general manager of European Professional Power Tools and Accessories.
Scott D. Chaplin, Senior Vice President, Legal, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Scott D. Chaplin, Senior Vice President, Legal, Human Resources and Corporate Services. Scott also serves as Corporate Secretary for Vista Outdoor. Prior to this role, Scott served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Vista Outdoor. He previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2012 – 2015 for ATK, an aerospace, defense, and outdoor sports and recreation company. Mr. Chaplin has expertise in developing, leading and advising on compliance and governance, acquisitions and investments, ethics, contracts, and pricing and procurements for defense and aerospace companies.
Amanda K. Covington, Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Relations
Amanda Covington is Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations for Vista Outdoor Inc. Amanda leads corporate communications and government relations strategies impacting financial communications, crisis communications, domestic and international media/public relations, corporate branding and advertising, digital media, employee relations, public policy and legislation, industry associations, and community relations. Previously, Amanda served as the Vice President, Corporate Communications for ATK, an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company.
Dave Allen, Group President, Outdoor Products
Dave Allen is Group President of Vista Outdoor Inc.’s Outdoor Products segment. He has overall responsibility for segment-level financial performance, strategic planning, innovation and new products, brand management and marketing, product line management, sourcing and supply chain management, capital expenditures and R&D investment and returns, and talent management. He previously served as the company’s SVP, Sales. Prior to joining Vista Outdoor in May 2016, Dave was President of Coleman USA for the Jarden Corporation. He also served as the SVP for Sales and Marketing in the Americas for the Coleman Company and as SVP and General Manager for the Walmart and Sam’s Customer Team for Jarden Outdoor Solutions.
Albert F. Kasper, President, Firearms
Al Kasper is President of Firearms for Vista Outdoor Inc. He previously served as the company’s Vice President of Firearms. He joined Savage Arms in 1996 as Chief Financial Officer and became its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001. Al has over 20 years’ experience in the firearms industry and serves on the boards of for-profit companies and non-profit companies.
Jason Vanderbrink, President, Ammunition
Jason Vanderbrink is President of Ammunition for Vista Outdoor Inc. He also serves as Senior Vice President of Sales, a role which he was named to in January 2017. Jason joined Vista Outdoor in 2005 and has more than 17 years of increasing leadership experience in the outdoor industry, including five years with The Cullerton Company.
David Stokoe, Vice President, Procurement
David Stokoe is Vice President of Procurement for Vista Outdoor Inc. He has an international business background with extensive experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia. David recently spent 12 years at Sun Capital Partners as Senior Vice President for Strategic Procurement and Global Sourcing, responsible for direct and indirect procurement and nontraditional spend management.
Jennifer Anderson, Vice President, Treasurer
Jennifer Anderson is Vice President and Treasurer for Vista Outdoor Inc. She is responsible for all aspects of treasury operations, including financings, cash and investment management, risk management, real estate and equipment leases, and derivatives. Jennifer joined Vista Outdoor in 2001, and previously served as the company’s Vice President and Assistant Treasurer.