H&H Shooting Sports changes leadership
After 35 years, H&H Shooting Sports is under new leadership.
Leroy Ussery, longtime partner of H&H founder Miles Hall, has taken on the role of president of H&H Shooting Sports.
"Miles was wanting to go in a different direction," Ussery said. "He was consulting on a part-time basis for some time, and this will make him free to spend all his time on it. I was always interested in growing H&H and wanted to continue to do that."
Hall and his wife, Janye, started H&H as a 10-lane shooting range on NW 10 just west of Council Road some 35 years ago. The current 90,000-square-foot facility at Interstate 40 and Meridian Road has 36 firearms lanes, 21 archery lanes, six air rifle lanes, a retail store, a conference center, training rooms and a cafe.
Halls to sell stock
The Halls have reached an agreement to sell their stock in H&H to focus on a new business, Hall-N-Hall Consulting, where they will provide advice to other shooting ranges around the country, Miles Hall said. Hall said he and his wife were "generously compensated" for their stake in the business.
"We are not leaving the industry," Miles Hall said. "This was kind of a unique opportunity, and we're excited about it."
Hall said he was thankful for the loyalty of his customers and staff over the years.
Since 1996, Ussery has been an investor in H&H and has served in a variety of roles at the company, including chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chairman of the board. Ussery has 50 years of experience serving in many executive roles for growth and turnaround companies, including a multinational company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Ussery will continue to serve as the chairman for H&H.
H&H announced the appointment of Christopher Merritt, president of Tres Consulting Group LLC, to its board of directors. Merritt will focus on the operational and marketing aspects of the business and has worked in all aspects of the firearm industry including manufacturing, wholesale, and retail.