Henry Repeating Arms names Wickstrom president

Henry Repeating Arms, one of the leading rifle and shotgun manufacturers in the U.S., announced this week that Andy Wickstrom has been appointed the company’s next president, effective immediately.

Anthony Imperato, company president since 1997, will now hold the title of founder and CEO. Henry Repeating Arms is based in Hudson County. (Click here for company profile)

Wickstrom, who started with the company in 2006 as general manager of the manufacturing facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin, will provide leadership directing the future of Henry Repeating Arms while preserving the company’s core values, relationships with employees, vendors, distributors, dealers, and the company’s obsessive focus on the customer.

In 2015, he was promoted to vice president and general manager to oversee all company activity, including its 110,000 square foot facility in Bayonne.

Henry Repeating Arms has more than 550 employees between its two locations and manufactures a growing catalog of over 200 different models of firearms in a variety of calibers and finishes.

“Helping to grow Henry in the last 15 years has been an absolute pleasure and the highlight of my career,” Wickstrom said. “In my new role, I look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Imperato to execute our shared strategic vision while maintaining the culture, character, and passion that brought us to the table and has served us well thus far.”

Imperato praised Wickstrom.

“He has been our de facto President for the past few years,” he said. “His official appointment is long overdue. He has worked hard for these past 15 years and earned this position. He has the talent, the energy, my trust, and respect.”