Vishak Sankaran, President Hunt, Shoot & Tactical Accessories
Vishak Sankaran is the President Hunt, Shoot & Tactical Accessories for Vista Outdoor. Vishak has more than 20 years of experience in consumer durables, healthcare and industrial verticals. He brings a broad business acumen, creating and unlocking value through customer centric innovation and talent development. He is adept at leveraging technology to create solutions that drive customer acquisition, retention and monetization; builds entrepreneurial organizations aligned around common goals to deliver uncommon results; focuses on transformative leadership; navigating young business up the growth curve or revitalizing mature business.
Most recently, Vishak served as President Bushnell. Prior to Vista Outdoor, he was VP/GM at Craftsman, Sears Holding Corporation and VP/GM at Stanley Black & Decker. During his 10 years at Black & Decker, he served as VP Global Sourcing, World Wide Power Tools; VP Marketing , Equipment; and Corporate Director, Six Sigma.
Vishak holds a PhD and Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Bombay.
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer in outdoor sports and recreation. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has well-recognized brands that provide consumers with a range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products.