Mark E. Thomas Joins FNH USA, LLC as Director of Marketing and Communications

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MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FNH USA, LLC announced today that Mark E. Thomas has joined the company as its new Director of Marketing and Communications. In this role, Mr. Thomas will be responsible for all marketing and communications activities including advertising, content and product marketing, brand management, market research, digital communications, social media and public relations.

"We are pleased to welcome Mark to the FNH USA team," said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO for FNH USA, LLC. "His many years of experience in the firearms industry, coupled with his expertise in strategic marketing and communications, make him a tremendous asset to the company."

Prior to joining FNH USA, Thomas was the Director of Marketing for Walther Arms Inc. There, he was responsible for managing all marketing and communications initiatives for the company, as well as leading new product development and public relations efforts. Prior to that, he was the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications for the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

Mr. Thomas received a bachelor's degree in electronic media and journalism from Missouri State University. He is also an accredited public relations professional (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

FNH USA, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for the military, law enforcement and commercial markets. A pioneer in innovative firearm technology since the days of John M. Browning, the company supplies a variety of products to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FNH USA is responsible for all U.S.-based sales and marketing efforts.

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