Savage Arms CEO Al Kasper, who has led the company for more than a decade, will retire on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Kasper’s entire career at Savage spans more than 25 years, beginning when he joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer.
Kasper will remain on the Savage Board of Directors.
“Al’s impact is evident in every aspect of our company,” Chris Bezzina, Savage’s new president and CEO said. “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.”
Chris Bezzina will take over as president and chief executive officer effective Sunday, December 31, 2023. Bezzina joined Savage in 2007, where he led the engineering team and brought company innovations to market such as the AXIS rifle, AccuStock and the A17 platform. Chris then spent more than 10 years in operations where his contributions are numerous. Highlights include Bezzina 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.
“I’m excited for the future and want to thank the entire Savage team for their hard work and dedication over the years,” Kasper said. “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.”
Learn more about Savage Arms at savagearms.com.