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Vista Outdoor hires new CFO

Published March 29, 2018

FARMINGTON, Utah (BRAIN) — Vista Outdoor Inc. has named Miguel "Mick" Lopez as the company's senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 16. Lopez has over 30 years of experience in finance, operations and strategy. His background includes corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, investor relations, strategic planning and risk management.

"I look forward to Mick joining the Vista Outdoor team, where he will undoubtedly make a significant impact," said Vista's CEO, Chris Metz. "Mick's experience and capabilities will benefit Vista Outdoor as we transform the business. His leadership is essential to help ensure we improve profitability and continue to strengthen our cash position, preparing for future success and long-term shareholder returns."

Lopez said, "I am thrilled to join Vista Outdoor. This is a pivotal time for the company, and Chris has a clear vision and has commenced valuable initiatives to strengthen Vista Outdoor's iconic brands and businesses. I am excited to be a part of these efforts and look forward to supporting the strategy."

Lopez most recently served as the CFO of Veritas Technologies, an international data management company, from 2016 to 2017. Before joining Veritas Technologies, he was the CFO for Harris Corporation. He is also the former CFO for Aricent Group/KKR Private Equity, and has worked at companies including Cisco Systems, Tyco International, IBM and KPMG.

Lopez earned a double major in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University, and an MBA, specializing in Finance, from the University of Chicago. 

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