FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2022   ■   INDUSTRY

Leadership Succession at Chattanooga Shooting Supplies

Chattanooga, TN - Ron Staffieri, CEO of Chattanooga Shooting Supplies has announced to the Board of Directors that he plans to retire on December 31, 2022. Ron joined the newly formed board of family owned CSSI in January 2016 and was asked to become CEO in December 2016.

" I have enjoyed my 6 years at CSSI, and the relationships developed in the company and industry. We have increased our market share and our national penetration, as well as expanding our customer base due to the hard work of our team and the strength of our vendor partnerships. It has been a fun and challenging ride, but the time has arrived for me to spend more time with my family and on my personal interests, "says Ron Staffieri.

As part of a succession plan, Bill Sumner has been appointed President of CSSI as of June 30, 2022 at which time he will assume leadership responsibility for CSSI's daily operations. At the end of the calendar year, Bill will be responsible for leading all aspects of the business and will report directly to the Board of Directors. Bill is an industry veteran of 25 years, the last 9 years with CSSI in several key roles, most recently as VP of Wholesale.

"We are truly grateful for Ron's contributions over the last 6 years. The company is stronger organizationally and has experienced exceptional growth during his tenure. We believe that Bill is the right person to lead the organization, continue its growth trajectory and build upon the company's successes," said Brian Hall, one of the owners and a member of the Board of Directors.

Chattanooga Shooting Supplies was founded in 1977 by two families that had a passion for hunting and shooting. That same passion holds true today with the second generation of family members and has now grown into a business stocking over 45,000 SKUs of shooting and hunting related products to service the independent dealer. We are in business to help dealers succeed. Learn more by calling (800) 251-4808 or visit us at