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Foundation Outdoor promotes Hunter McKamey as group continues growth focus


In a move designed to support its aggressive growth plans, Foundation Outdoor Group has promoted long-time employee Hunter McKamey to Vice President.

Reporting directly to President and COO Brook Oliva, his new role will see him serve as primary contact for day-to-day operations and will focus on aligning processes and business practices with Foundation’s growth strategies in the US, Europe and Asia.

“This is a great opportunity for Hunter and the Foundation Outdoor Group,” said Oliva. “Hunter has a wealth of experience in angling and in the fishing rod business. He has a keen sense for business and for our customers. I am confident that he will thrive in this new leadership position.”

McKamey grew up in the custom tackle industry, working for his father’s rod building business in Tennessee. He joined American Tackle when he began his college career at the University of Central Florida, where he was a champion angler, winning the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Southern Regional in 2014.

In 2016, he took his experience to Mud Hole Custom Tackle, which grew into his most recent position as Director of the Product Development & Purchasing Department at Foundation Outdoor Group. McKamey will debut in his new role at China Fish this week in Beijing, where Foundation Outdoor Group is meeting with other industry leaders, rod designers, clients, distributors, and manufacturers.

“I’m excited to accept this new challenge and help take Foundation Outdoor Group to new heights,” said McKamey. “We have an amazing team and we have already been working on a number of key initiatives to expand our presence across the globe and to improve our day-to-day business operations as well.

With Foundation Outdoor Group’s acquisition of American Tackle and Mud Hole Custom Tackle last August, and the purchase of a new European headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden, in October, the company continues to streamline its back-end processes, marketing initiatives and sales programmes.

The elevation of McKamey to Vice President is yet another strategic move to solidify Foundation’s leadership position within the fishing tackle and outdoors industry.

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