Al Kasper to Retire from Savage Arms® - Current President Chris Bezzina Named as New CEO
December 18, 2023
- WESTFIELD, Massachusetts
Al Kasper, Savage Arms’ CEO who has led the company for more than a decade, will retire December 31, 2023. Kasper’s entire career at Savage spans more than 25 years and began when he joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Kasper will remain on the Board of Directors.
“Al’s impact is evident in every aspect of our company,” said Chris Bezzina, Savage’s new President and CEO. “His knowledge in operations, finance and product development helped fuel our growth as a company. As the new leader of this organization, I look forward to continuing the momentum Al helped create, driving Savage to be an industry leader in innovative technologies, and expanding upon our best-in-class manufacturing capabilities.”
“I’m excited for the future and want to thank the entire Savage team for their hard work and dedication over the years,” said Kasper. “I look forward to staying involved as a member of the board and watching as Chris and the team drive Savage to new heights with ideas generated by those leading this great organization.”
Chris Bezzina will take over as President and CEO effective December 31, 2023. Bezzina joined Savage in 2007, where he led the engineering team and brought Savage innovations to market such as the AXIS rifle, AccuStock and the breakthrough A17 platform. Chris then spent over ten years in operations where his contributions are numerous, and highlights include him leading the company’s new product development and manufacturing initiatives including process improvements, LEAN initiatives and technology which have significantly grown the company’s revenue and improved operating margins and cash flows.
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Headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts, Savage has been producing firearms for more than 125 years. Savage is one of the world's largest manufacturers of hunting, competition and targeting shooting centerfire and rimfire rifles, and shotguns. Their firearms are best known for accuracy, performance and innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit that originally defined the company is still evident in its ongoing focus on continuous innovation, craftsmanship, quality and service. Learn more at www.savagearms.com