MidwayUSA Promotes Travis Rodgers to Director of Merchandising – Hunting & Outdoorsby MidwayUSA
MidwayUSA’s Travis Rodgers was recently promoted to Director of Merchandising – Hunting & Outdoors. Travis joined MidwayUSA part-time in 2010, working in the Logistics Department (shipping and receiving). After graduating with a business degree from Columbia College in 2014, he was promoted to Product Information Specialist – Merchandising, where he gained over five years of experience with the Camping, Knives & Tools, Gunsmithing, and Fishing product lines. Most recently, Travis served as Logistics Outbound Operations Manager where he was instrumental in assisting with MidwayUSA’s transition to a new distribution facility.
“The last 2 years in Operations have helped me grow as a manager and as a person,” said Travis. “I expect the professional development and systems perspective gained, paired with my previous years of Merchandising experience, will serve me well in my new role. MidwayUSA has a Culture of promoting from within and I am an example of that. I am looking forward to working with our Suppliers, Partners and MidwayUSA teams to expand and grow categories I am passionate about.”
In his new position, Travis will lead a team of merchandising managers responsible for sales, margins, inventory, and product selection for MidwayUSA’s Hunting & Outdoors division, comprised of Camping & Survival, Clothing & Footwear, Fishing, Hunting, Archery & Blackpowder, and Optics categories. He will report to Ryan Fischer, VP Merchandising.
“Travis has a proven track record at MidwayUSA and his recent experience in Logistics bring a broad systems perspective to his new role,” said Ryan Fischer, MidwayUSA – VP Merchandising. “I’m excited to add Travis to the new Merchandising Leadership team. His experience will broaden our abilities as we work to serve Customers.”
Travis aligns exceptionally well with MidwayUSA’s culture. He is an NRA Life Member, an avid outdoorsman, and has a strong passion for hunting and fishing. From turkeys to pronghorn, largemouth to walleye, Travis takes every opportunity he can to spend time in the outdoors with his friends and family. For more information about MidwayUSA careers, please visit https://www.midwayusa.com/jobs for all open positions.
Both country kids from Missouri, Larry and Brenda Potterfield turned their passion for shooting sports into a career by opening a small gun shop in 1977 that would eventually become MidwayUSA (https://www.midwayusa.com). They instilled family values like honesty, integrity, and respect for others into the business, and strive to maintain this culture with each Employee added to their growing team. For over 45 years, MidwayUSA has maintained an unyielding focus on Customer Satisfaction and continues to offer JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING® for Shooting, Hunting and the Outdoors.
For more information on MidwayUSA, visit their website (https://www.midwayusa.com), find them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMidwayUSA), or follow them on Twitter (https://twitter.com/midwayusa).
MidwayUSA Public Relations