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Mossberg appoints new vice-president of operations

O F Mossberg & Sons, a leading American firearms manufacturer, has announced the appointment of Patricia Donahue as vice-president of operations, effective immediately.

In this role, Donahue will have responsibility over all the company’s manufacturing operations and will report directly to executive vice-president and chief financial officer, Paul Chartier.

Donahue has over three decades of corporate supply chain management experience within the automotive, biotech, chemical and industrial hardware industries, accompanied by a career track record dedicated to assisting organisations in achieving higher levels of operational performance through cost reduction, interplant collaboration efforts and the adoption of lean manufacturing techniques. Since 2018, Donahue has served as director of supply chain at Mossberg, where she has influenced many positive changes and operational advancements.

“We’re excited for Patty to apply her established management methods across all aspects of the Mossberg supply chain,” said Doug Bell, Mossberg’s president and chief operating officer.

“Patty’s outstanding acumen and deep understanding of the modern manufacturing supply chain will be influential in aligning the company to address the current and future needs of the sporting goods marketplace.”

Prior to joining Mossberg, Donahue held management positions at other major manufacturing companies, such as logistics manager at Jacobs Vehicle Systems; materials manager at Stanadyne Corp; director of operations at Lex Products Corp; supply chain manager at Vaupell Holdings and, most recently, purchasing manager at ASSA ABLOY Group. Donahue earned her bachelor’s degree in executive management from Bay Path University.


Founded in 1919, O F Mossberg & Sons is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Celebrating 100 years of innovation, Mossberg leads the industry with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit and stands as the first ISO 9001 certified long-gun manufacturer. Complete information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles, handguns and accessories are available.


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