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Remensnyder steps down as CEO of Lew’s Corporate Holdings

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Gary Remensnyder has stepped aside as CEO of Lew’s Corporate Holdings, owners of the U.S.-based Lew’s Fishing and Strike King brands.
↑ Ken Eubanks, new CEO of Lew's Corporate Holdings, has been working with Gary Remensnyder on the leadership transition within the group.

Gary Remensnyder has stepped down as CEO of Lew’s Corporate Holdings. He has been replaced by Ken Eubanks, who has been promoted from his previous role as President of Lew’s and CEO of Hunters Specialties.

Remensnyder, who remains a Board Director, was appointed CEO of the award-winning Missouri company in July 2017 following its acquisition by private equity firm, Peak Rock Capital, the previous year.

He oversaw the acquisition of Strike King in November last year, giving him responsibility for three key brands.

“The board and I have been working on a leadership transition plan that allowed me to step back from the daily leadership of the company once we had completed several key initiatives,” said Remensnyder.

“I have been working with Ken Eubanks on the CEO transition over the last year and have complete confidence in him assuming the role and continuing to lead the company in rapid growth.”

Prior to joining Lew’s, Eubanks was Senior Vice President and General Manager Americas for Pure Fishing. He has almost 20 years’ experience in the outdoor industry.

“It has been a tremendous pleasure to work with the team members in the Lew’s, Strike King, and Hunters Specialties organisations in driving rapid growth, and I am very excited to continue the journey as CEO,” said Eubanks.

“I want to thank Gary for his leadership and service to the organisation and look forward to his continuing influence as a member of Lew’s Board of Directors.”

Lew’s Board member, Peter Liebman, paid tribute to Remensnyder’s leadership, saying he had overseen tremendous growth both organically and through acquisitions.

“Ken Eubanks has supported Gary during the last year and his experience in the industry and leadership ability make him the right candidate to continue to drive the company’s growth,” he added.

Lew’s, founded by the late Lew Childre in 1973, is headquartered in Springfield. Its other brands include Mr. Crappie and Buck Bomb.

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