Terry Naughton, Former VP of BLACKHAWK! Acquires Scopecoat

Scopecoat LLC, makers of patented optics protection for optics has been acquired by Terry Naughton, a 15-year veteran of the shooting sports and tactical industries. The company was originally founded by Dan Evans in 1994.

After damaging a scope while removing it from his safe, Evans realized there had to be a better method to protect high value optics. Using a high quality neoprene laminated with nylon, he created a custom fit for the optic. Evans’ new creation or “scope coat” protected the scope from dings, scratches, debris and as a plus, the neoprene naturally wicked moisture and condensation from the optics. Over the years, the product line has increased to include Binobib and Barrel Boot lines.

Today, the American-made Scopecoat products are distributed worldwide within the shooting sports, law enforcement and military markets. With over 80 custom fit sizes, Scopecoat is the standard of protection for leading optics brands worldwide. Scopecoat custom shop also produces logo products for militaries, government agencies, hunting lodges and sporting goods associations.

Naughton, who assumed ownership in August 2015, has a proven track record of growing markets and increasing sales. Previous positions include Vice President of Sales for Alpha Industries, Director of International Sales for ATK and Vice President Marketing of BLACKHAWK! where he integrated a family of brands under the BLACKHAWK! banner, developed B2B and B2C marketing strategies, and as a member of the senior management team, lead the successful sale and acquisition of BLACKHAWK! by ATK.

“Having grown the Scopecoat product line from the garage to worldwide acceptance, I feel confident that Terry is the best ambassador to carry the brand forward into new directions and new markets,” Dan Evans commented.

Terry Naughton, new owner and President of Scopecoat responded, “I have been a fan of the brand and have used Scopecoat on all my optics for years. I am excited to continue the strong tradition of providing ‘The World’s Best Optics Protection’ to our Military, LE and the Shooting Sports Market.”

Over the next several months, Naughton will move the company from its current location in Phoenix, Arizona, to Virginia Beach, Virginia. All production will continue to be made in the U.S.A.

Scopecoat is expanding and dealer inquiries are welcome. Interested dealers can contact Scopecoat via email at – info@scopecoat.com, or by calling 1 (877) 726-7328.


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