Colt News

Entries for October 2013

Colt Announces Anthony Acitelli as Senior Vice President of Sales

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., October 25, 2013 – Colt, a leading developer and manufacturer of firearms for the global military, law enforcement and civilian markets, today announces the addition of Anthony Acitelli to its leadership team. Acitelli will serve as Senior Vice President of Sales. Acitelli brings more than 20 years experience in the defense industry to his new position with Colt. He spent the past three years with ATK – Security and Sporting Group, first in the role of Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, and then as President of the Accessories Division. Acitelli spent six years with Federal Cartridge, overseeing sales and marketing efforts. Other prior industry experience includes Tasco Worldwide and Simmons. Acitelli earned his International MBA from Thunderbird Global Schools of Management and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. He also earned a general management certificate from Harvard Business School an...

Colt’s Mark Redl Crowned 2013 King of New England – Custom Pistol Division Redl Seals Victory at Live Free or Die IDPA Championship

WEST HARTFORD, Conn., October 24, 2013 – Colt sponsored shooter Mark Redl walked away a king after the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free or Die State IDPA Championship. By winning the Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) Division at the match, he also clinched the title of King of New England for the CDP Division. “We are very proud of Mark for winning such a prestigious IDPA match series,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt. “Mark started the season strong this year, and we are thrilled to see him continue that pace with the King of New England victory.” Redl won the King of New England title in the CDP Division with an overall time of 325.91 seconds, finishing 19 seconds ahead of his competitors. Division winners were determined by cumulative scores from four pre-selected stages in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free or Die State (New Hampshire) Championship. “It’s an honor to have...