Leupold & Stevens, Inc., provider of the world’s most rugged, lightweight, and clear sport optics, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the Optics Manufacturer of the Year by the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). Leupold was presented with the award at the annual NASGW meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 in Columbus, Ohio.

This marks the 11th consecutive year that Leupold has been named Optics Manufacturer of the Year. NASGW is comprised of wholesalers, manufacturers, independent sales reps, media and service providers – both national and international – all of whom are primarily focused on shooting sports equipment and accessories.

“The ‘Optics Manufacturer of the Year’ award comes straight from our key distribution and specialty retail partners – it’s an honor we’re very proud of,” said Bruce Pettet, President and Chief Executive Officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “The continued recognition on behalf of NASGW is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the entire Leupold team.”

Candidates for Manufacturer of the Year awards are evaluated by the wholesaler members on four criteria: distribution policy; marketing, sales and promotion; logistics and operation; and NASGW and industry support. The comprehensive assessment of manufacturer performance is designed to provide a balanced appraisal that recognizes the best of the best, according to NASGW distributor members.