Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Press Release: The Ford Outdoors Group welcomes Paul Vaicunas as President of Maximus Crossbows

Stayner, ON - May 31st, 2011 - The Ford Outdoors Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Vaicunas as President of Maximus Crossbows for North America. Paul was recently the Senior Vice President of Sales for Parker Crossbows as well as formerly holding senior leadership positions as Vice President of Sales for Horton Crossbows and Carbon Express Arrows.

With 10 years specifically in the Crossbow industry and 27 years in the Hunting Industry, Paul brings the strength of his extensive tenure to Maximus Crossbows as the company looks to finalize manufacturing facilities within the United States. With an aggressive expansion across North America, part of Paul's responsibilities will also be to expand Quigley Ford Long Range Scopes and work closely with the current Walker Downriggers Inc.manufacturing operation, along with its distributors and partners.

As a former Board Member of the North American Crossbow Federation as well as Board & Vice Chairman roles with the Archery Trade Association, Paul is a recognized expert within the Crossbow and Archery advisory committees he participates in.
"Paul has 3 clear mandates as he joins us to lead Maximus Crossbows" stated Randy Ford, Founder & CEO of The Ford Outdoors Group, "Establish Maximus Crossbows as the hands down leader in quality and value within the Crossbow Market, complete the transition of manufacturing to the United States and to leverage his knowledge as an innovator to take our crossbows to new levels of performance and accuracy. Paul has the sales, product and operational attributes to move Maximus to the top and we are beyond pleased to have him at the helm of Maximus Crossbows."

"I am truly excited about joining the Ford Outdoors Group to accelerate Maximus into a leadership position in the crossbow industry.  Our team is 100% committed to building a legacy brand that has meaningful pricepoints and programs that will reward our dealer partners.  Our design differentiation will exceed our customer expectation, and we are proud to offer products that are built to hunt for a lifetime." responded Mr. Vaicunas.

The Ford Outdoors Group welcomes Paul and looks forward to the leadership and vision he brings to Maximus Crossbows. 

About The Ford Outdoors Group
The Ford Outdoors Group of companies includes Walker Downriggers, Strike Vision Underwater Cameras, Maximus Crossbows and Quigley Ford Long Range Scopes. Walker Downriggers is an award winning company providing anglers innovative and dependable products for over 40 years.  Commitment to the customer experience and providing expert unrivalled service is the cornerstone of the Walker Downriggers Company's success.   

The Ford Outdoors Group
Randy Ford
Founder & CEO

Maximus Crossbows
Paul Vaicunas

Friday, May 27, 2011