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Vista loses another senior exec

Firm continues to feel fall-out from its involvement in firearms market


Another senior-ranking executive at Vista Outdoor has tendered his resignation.

Dave Allen, president of the company’s outdoor products segment, will leave for other opportunities effective 27th July. He joined Vista in May 2016 and took charge of its evolving outdoor business the following year. He’s the fourth top official to leave the company in the last year, following Chief Executive Officer Mark DeYoung’s early retirement,  Chief Financial Officer Stephen Nolan’s departure for Esterline and the elimination of Shooting Sports Segment President Bob Keller.

Vista’s outdoor segment remains in flux as CEO Chris Metz continues implementing a new strategic vision following consumers turning away from gun manufacturers and distributors in the wake of yet more school shootings in the US.

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