CHAPIN – United Sporting Companies announces the appointment of Drew Edwards to serve as chief financial officer and report directly to CEO Brad Johnson.
Edwards will oversee financial planning and analysis, controllership, and credit and collections from the USC Chapin Office.
“Drew’s experience in high volume distribution businesses coupled with his financial insight will make him an exceptional asset for USC and the shooting industry,” said Johnson, CEO and chairman of the board.
Prior to joining USC, Edwards was CFO of Fortune 500 Company Owens & Minor, a leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies. His experience includes a strong history as CFO at Tredegar Corporation as well as several years at Coopers & Lybrand. Edwards is a licensed CPA and holds a master’s degree in accounting. Besides being well-versed in the distribution arena, he has extensive experience with mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, strategic planning and analysis, and investments.
United Sporting Companies (USC) is a leading nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor, marine and tackle products. The company operates through two subsidiaries, Ellett Brothers and Jerry’s Sport Center which were founded in 1933 and 1949, respectively. USC distributes to all 50 states through facilities in Chapin, Newberry, Pittston, Pa., Harrisburg, Pa., Newington, Conn., Dayton, Ohio, Spring Hill, Kan., and Reno, N.V. With the largest sales force in the industry, USC serves over 30,000 independent retail customers and maintains the largest product selection in the industry with over 85,000 SKUs.