John Goliber Joins FNH USA as Chief Technology Officer

MCLEAN, Va., July 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FNH USA, LLC is  pleased to announce that John Goliber has joined its executive team as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Mr. Goliber will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the company's product management function including product and market analyses, and implementation and oversight of sustainable product development and delivery activities.

"We are pleased to welcome John to the team," said Mark Cherpes, President and CEO. "His extensive knowledge of firearms and engineering, coupled with his expertise in business process optimization and technology innovation, will help FNH USA stay at the forefront of industry leadership in technology."

Prior to joining FNH USA, Mr. Goliber was the Director of Engineering at Kimber Manufacturing, Inc. There, he was responsible for establishing and building a comprehensive engineering function for the company, which included the development and implementation of new processes that successfully delivered a steady pipeline of new products. Prior to that, Mr. Goliber served in various engineering management and consultant roles, including more than 10 years managing technical projects to develop cannons, recoil mechanisms and automatic loaders for the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center.

Mr. Goliber received his bachelor's degree in science from Union College in Schenectady, NY. He also holds two master's degrees - a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration - from Rensselear Polytechnic Institution of Troy, NY. A licensed engineer in New York State, Mr. Goliber is also an active member in the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and the American Society for Metals (ASM), and holds several patents for new pistol design elements.

FNH USA, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for the military, law enforcement and commercial markets. A pioneer in innovative firearm technology since the days of John M. Browning, the company supplies a variety of products to customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Based in McLean, VA with manufacturing operations in Columbia, SC, FNH USA is responsible for all U.S.-based sales and marketing efforts.