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Hunter’s Specialties Appoints New CEO

Hunter’s Specialties Appoints John Trull Chief Executive Officer

John TrullCedar Rapids, IA, January 6, 2015 Hunter’s Specialties, Inc. (“Hunter’s Specialties” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of scent control products, game calls and hunting accessories, and a portfolio company of Peak Rock Capital LLC, announced today that John Trull has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr Trull succeeds Larry Bildstein, who has decided to retire following a successful ownership transition earlier this year. Mr. Trull joins Hunter’s Specialties with over 14 years of professional experience in sporting goods products and accessories, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Firearms at Remington Outdoor Company (“Remington”), a leading manufacturer of firearms and ammunition for the hunting and shooting sports markets.

Peter Leibman, a Board member of Hunter’s Specialties, commented on Mr. Trull’s appointment, stating, “John Trull is a talented industry veteran with a demonstrated track record of growing sporting product businesses, and we are very excited to have him join the Company as Chief Executive Officer. John’s deep expertise in developing market leading products, building strong customer relationships, and executing key initiatives make him an excellent fit to drive both organic growth and strategic add‐on acquisitions at Hunter’s Specialties.”

Mr. Leibman continued, “As CEO and Board member, Larry Bildstein was instrumental in positioning the Company for future success. The entire Board would like to thank him for his significant efforts in transitioning the Company through the recent sale process and building a strong foundation for growth.”

Mr. Trull stated, “Hunter’s Specialties is a phenomenal brand with leading products. I am excited to join the Company as CEO and to execute on the Company’s growth initiatives. Hunter’s Specialties is well‐positioned for strong growth, leveraging its deep roots as a manufacturer of scent control products and hunting accessories. Working alongside the Board, I look forward to leading Hunter’s Specialties’ continued investment in innovative new products and complementary add‐on acquisitions.”

Prior to joining Remington, Mr. Trull spent 3 years as operations director with Frisby Technologies, a developer of branded thermal management products for use in a range of consumer and industrial products. Mr. Trull has an M.B.A. in Finance from Wake Forest University and a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Hunter’s Specialties is a Cedar Rapids, IA based manufacturer and supplier of hunting accessories. Hunter’s Specialties manufactures and supplies branded hunting products, including scent control products, game calls, attractants, wildlife management products, and general hunting accessories. The Company’s customers include leading mass merchant and sporting goods retailers and distributors. For further information about Hunter’s Specialties, please visit www.hunterspec.com.


Peak Rock Capital is an Austin, TX based private equity firm that makes equity and debt investments in companies in North America and Europe. Peak Rock focuses on investing in opportunities where it can support senior management in driving rapid growth and profit improvement through operational and strategic changes. Peak Rock’s principals have deep expertise in complex situations and cross border transactions, with the ability to provide tailored capital solutions and close transactions quickly where speed and certainty are priorities. For further information about Peak Rock Capital, please visit www.peakrockcapital.com.

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