Hodgdon, The Brand That’s True®, is pleased to announce Kent Sakamoto as its new Territory Sales Manager for the West Region.
Sakamoto has a consistent track record of business success in sales, marketing and product development over the course of his career, with shooting industry stints at RCBS/ATK/Vista, J Harding Associates and B&B Guns.
“As Hodgdon continues to grow, we decided to add a Territory Sales Manager for our West Region,” said Aaron Oelger, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Kent was the natural choice for this position. He is a longtime friend of Hodgdon with a well-respected background in sales, as well as product development. He has a unique perspective of the reloading market and has a great reputation for product knowledge in the industry. His values match our Hodgdon values and he will be a fantastic asset in managing relationships with our customers.”
Added Sakamoto: “I am extremely excited to join the entire Hodgdon team and to support the handloading and muzzleloader shooting communities in the west region. As a reloading market professional over the last 15+ years, I developed a deep appreciation for the Hodgdon family, their employees and their values. I’m looking forward to working together as part of the Hodgdon team.”
Sakamoto will begin work for Hodgdon today, Monday, March 12, and will be out in the field over the next 90 days meeting with customers and prospects.
About Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc.
Established in 1947 by Bruce and Amy Hodgdon, today, sons JB and Bob have grown Hodgdon Powder Company into the largest US supplier of smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants. The company distributes gunpowder under the Hodgdon®, IMR®, Winchester®and GOEX® brands.