Volume 26, Number 2 February/March 2018

Lyman Products Corp

Lyman Products Announces Rick Ranzinger as New President 

Lyman Products of Middletown CT, has announced that Rick Ranzinger has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity he will manage the company’s day to day operations and will be responsible for planning and implementing their growth strategy. Rick joined Lyman in 1988 and has been with the company for 25 years where he most recently served as their VP of Sales and Marketing. He has spent his entire career in the Shooting Sports Industry beginning with the Winchester Group of Olin Corp. where he worked for 11 years. He also spent several years as Sales Manager for Berretta USA prior to joining Lyman. 
“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to lead an organization with so many quality brands and so much history in the shooting sports industry. We have a great team of employees here and we are excited to pursue our new growth initiatives”, Rick Ranzinger said. 
Mr. J. Mace Thompson formed a small group of private investors to acquire Lyman in 1978 and has served as President since then. Through better focus on core product categories and selected acquisitions, Lyman has grown manyfold. In passing the primary operating responsibilities and leadership on to Rick, Mace said, “Given Rick’s experience and energy, the entire Lyman team looks forward to continued growth  and success in the years ahead.”  Thompson will assume the title of Chairman and CEO, but will work primarily on strategic initiatives, potential acquisitions and vendor/customer relationships, while ensuring a smooth transition of job duties. 

Headquartered in Middletown CT, Lyman Products is a Connecticut based company that supplies quality reloading products and shooting accessories under a variety of top brand names including Lyman, Pachmayr, TacStar, Adaptive Tactical, Trius, A-Zoom, TargDot and Uni-Dot.

Elizabeth Keller Joins Lyman Products as Assistant Sales Manager 

Lyman Products, a Connecticut based company that supplies reloading products and shooting accessories under various brand names including Pachmayr, TacStar, A-Zoom and Trius has announced that Elizabeth Keller will be joining the company as Assistant Sales Manger. Liz will have sales development responsibility for Lyman’s wholesale distributors and law enforcement accounts and will provide training and support for Lyman’s dealers and network of sales representatives. She has a history in the shooting sports industry most recently with O.F. Mossberg & Co. where she held various sales and marketing positions. Her most recent assignment was Director of Law Enforcement Sales. 
Miles Herrick, Lyman’s National Sales Manager, said “Liz brings quality sales and marketing experience to our team and will be a welcome addition to Lyman. “


Liz Keller

Liz Keller, New Assistant Sales Manager, Lyman Products Corp.

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