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, General Counsel and Secretary
Scott D. Chaplin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, previously served as SVP, General Counsel and Secretary from 2012-2015 for ATK, an aerospace, defense, and outdoor sports and recreation company. In this role, he had overall responsibility for the corporate legal function, including government contract oversight, regulatory compliance, ATK’s global sales team support, and oversight for product and intellectual property management. 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.
Stephen M. Nolan, Senior Vice President and CFO
Stephen M. Nolan, Senior Vice President and CFO, previously served as SVP of Strategy and Business Development from 2013-2015 for ATK, an aerospace, defense, and outdoor sports and recreation company. He also served in a similar capacity for ATK’s Aerospace Group, which housed all of ATK’s space and aerospace activities. Since joining ATK in 2006, Mr. Nolan also served as VP & GM of the Advanced Systems Division, VP and Deputy GM of the Aerospace Structures Division and VP for Strategy and Business Development of the Mission Systems Group. He previously worked as Director of Corporate Strategy at Raytheon and spent five years at McKinsey & Company.
Stephen S. Clark, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services
Steve Clark is Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services for Vista Outdoor Inc. Steve has overall responsibility for all human resources functions, including strategic human resource planning, compensation and benefits, human resources shared services, organizational development, talent management and corporate services including security services and facilities. Most recently, Steve served as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer for the H.J. Heinz Company.
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, President, Outdoor Products
Dave Allen is 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.
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.