Mossberg VP to lead National Shooting Sports Foundation
By Christen Smith
Joe Bartozzi. (Photo: NSSF)
O.F. Mossberg and Son’s Executive Vice President Joseph Bartozzi will lead the gun industry’s largest trade association effective next month.
Bartozzi will take over for Steve Sanetti, president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as of Sept. 10, according a news release published Wednesday.
Bartozzi joined Mossberg in July 1986, winding his way through a myriad of positions including quality engineer, quality manager, product service manager, director of technical services, director of manufacturing operations and corporate attorney. Certified as a range safety officer by the National Rifle Association, SHOT Business magazine twice nominated him as “Person of the Year” in 2013 and 2014, according to the NSSF.
“I’ve had a tremendous career thus far at Mossberg, one for which I’m most thankful,” he said. “As difficult as it is to leave that fine organization after 30 years, it is an honor to now take on a leadership position that will work to successfully conquer the challenges and seize the opportunities before us for the benefit of all our industry members.”
Bartozzi also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute; Treasurer and Member of NSSF’s Board of Governors; Board Member and Chairman of the