Walther Arms, Inc. is excited to announce the appointment of Rob McCanna to President, effective immediately. Previously, McCanna served as Walther’s Vice President of Sales and has had a long, proven track record in the firearms industry. McCanna’s appointment is part of a long-term strategic transition for Walther CEO Adam Blalock, who happily relinquishes his President title but will remain company CEO. In addition to his duty as CEO of Walther Arms, Inc., Blalock will continue to serve as President and CEO of Walther Manufacturing, Inc and Chairman of the Board for Umarex USA, Inc. All three privately-owned U.S. corporations share a complex located in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
“Rob McCanna is more than qualified and prepared for this move. He has the required ability and experience combined with a passion to see customers and employees thrive. I’m excited to see what Rob will do for Walther,” said Adam Blalock Walther Arms, Inc. CEO.
Newly Appointed President, Rob McCanna, brings nearly 35 years of experience in the Firearms industry to Walther Arms. McCanna has spent the last 12 years in various senior leadership roles focusing on sales, marketing, and channel management. Since early 2020 McCanna has proved that experience as beneficial while leading Walther sales efforts through record times. McCanna holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
“Since I joined the Walther Arms, Inc. team, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the industry’s best people. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this team into the future and take the historic Walther brand to new levels,” said Rob McCanna, “I believe we have something exceptional to offer to our customers and it’s truly an honor to be responsible for delivering the absolute best to them.”
Walther is the performance leader in the firearms industry. Renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first blow-back semi-automatic pistol in 1908. Today, the innovative spirit builds off the invention of the concealed carry gun with the PPK series by creating the PPQ, PPS and Q5 Match Steel Frame series. Military, Police, and other government security groups in every country of the world have relied on the high-quality craftsmanship and rugged durability of Walther products. Excellent service and superior quality will continue to be benchmarks of Walther success. In the future Walther will continue its long tradition of technical expertise and innovation in design and production of firearms.