Walther welcomes Luke Thorkildsen as Vice President of Marketing and Product Development.

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS – Walther Arms, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of Luke Thorkildsen to the position of Vice President of Marketing and Product Development.

Originally from Texas, Luke Thorkildsen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Business and Strategic Management from the University of North Texas.  Before joining Walther, Luke had a distinguished career in the outdoor industry serving with the iconic companies of Coleman and Bear Archery.  At Bear, Luke led a new projects team that focused on entering a new category and developing a new line of crossbows focused on fit, feel, and balance.  Under Luke’s leadership the team researched, planned and developed ground breaking new products protected by multiple new patents.  At Coleman Luke held the positions of Global Director of Product Development for Battery Lighting and Global Category Manager.  He led teams in the development of multiple new successful product lines.

Adam Blalock Walther Arms CEO stated, “I’m excited that Luke Thorkildsen is joining our team.  Luke has a proven track record with some very strong brands.  His skillset, approach and passion for winning with the consumer will make him a great addition to our growing team.”

At Walther Thorkildsen will be responsible for Marketing the Walther Brand in the United States as well as leading product development.

Walther is the premier provider of personal protection and recreational firearms of various calibers ranging from .22 to .45. With a vast devotion for continued innovation and customer focus in a fast growing industry, Walther Arms engineers products that are Built for Life.