“It's always interesting to learn how today’s leaders have grown from experiences they faced early in their working journey,” said Keiner. “Like so many of us, Ernie’s career did not begin in the firearms industry. After years in motorsports, he chose to walk away and chase his other passion, guns. Working behind the counter in a gun store offered him valuable insights into how influential retailers are in influencing consumer decisions. The skills he gained on the retail front lines and as a competitive shooter continue to serve him in his current role as CEO,” Keiner added.
Beckwith encourages collaboration within his team, stated Keiner. “His approach continues to fuel a healthy, growing brand through training, dealer education, and even trigger time. Keep an eye on Dead Air Silencers as they are poised for additions to their team,” she said.
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