Barrett announces Sam Shallenberger as President
Barrett Firearms Manufacturing has promoted Sam Shallenberger to President. Shallenberger has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining in 2014.
Barrett board member Chris Barrett, President of the company since 2014, said “Sam has had a dramatically positive affect on Barrett’s business results as CFO. I am certain he can lead the business to the next level of success while my father and I focus in our most gifted area, weapon design.”
Chris Barrett designed the MRAD rifle, selected as the Advanced Sniper Rifle in support of the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) during his five years as Barrett president.
"I’m very proud that Barrett can now attract and retain professionals like Sam. Our entire organization is now staffed with the best people at every level," commented Barrett founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Barrett.
Ronnie Barrett designed the Barrett Model 82A1 rifle, adopted and fielded by the United States Military as the U.S. Rifle M107, and selected as the official rifle of the State of Tennessee.
Shallenberger said, “These past five years at Barrett have been the most enjoyable of my career, and I look forward to putting more of Ronnie and Chris’s designs into the hands of the most demanding shooters in the world.”
Shallenberger is a 2002 MBA graduate of Vanderbilt Universities Owen School of Management, holds an MAcc, is a multi-discipline NRA Firearms Instructor and competitor, a licensed firearms collector, and serves as a multi-award-winning volunteer Reserve Police Sergeant for the Mount Juliet Police Department.
Barrett is a family-owned and operated company and the world leader in large-caliber, long-distance, precision rifle design and manufacturing. Barrett products are used by civilians, sport shooters, law enforcement agencies, the United States military and more than 73 State Department approved countries around the world. The Barrett Quality Management System (QMS) has received the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 certification for the design and manufacture of firearms, ammunition and accessories, and to provide training for those systems.