Hawk Associates’ Rich Walton Announces Retirement.

 

Hawk Associates’ owner Rich Walton announced that he was stepping away from the company he started in 1986 and retiring Jan 1, 2018.

“I came into this great industry April 1, 1977 as Director: Marketing/Advertising for PSE in Mahomet, IL and then Tucson, AZ. After a brief stint with Barnett International I returned to Tucson and started Hawk Associates Marketing/Advertising. It has been an incredible journey and I relish the friendships I’ve made and the companies I’ve had the honor of helping. From Pete Shepley at PSE to Sam Topel at Fine-Line, Gary Todd at Pro Release, Kent Southard at Loc-On Stands and Carolina North/Liberty Garden Products, LeRoy Young at NEET, Dan Nigro at Ridgeline, Jim Crumley of TreBark, Jerry Smith of Goat Tuff, the Barrie’s of Rocky Mt. Broadheads, Bill Robinson and Scott Schultz of Robinson Outdoors and the Musacchia’s of Muzzy and so many more. I’ve worked with some of the best in media from M.R. James, Don Clark, Fred Wallace of Bowhunter Magazine, Sherry and Bill Krenz, Tim Dehn, Arlyne Rhode and industry icons, Dave Staples, Fred Bear, Tom Jennings, Ann Clark, Earl and Ann Hoyt, Bill Gartland and my good friend and partner Robert Hoague of Bowhunting.net and the list goes on and on. Like all things, it’s time to turn out the lights, close the doors and spend more time with my wife Sue. Thank you for a great ride and the privilege of knowing you all.”

Walton noted, he will remain in his current position with Robert Hoague, his partner in www.bowhunting.net.

 

 

4 Responses to "Hawk Associates’ Rich Walton Announces Retirement."

  1. Roy Keefer   2017/12/07 at 7:10 am

    Your retirement is well deserved, but knowing you retirement doesn’t mean sitting around. You’ll still be active – tennis, dancing, etc. And, of course, you’ll be spending a lot of time with Bowhunting.net. Congratulations, enjoy yourself.

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  2. M. R. Jaes   2017/12/07 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks for your friendship, Rich, and all you’ve done over the years on behalf of bowhunters and bowhunting. You’ll be missed by some but you owe it to yourself to pick and choose what you want to do, when you want to do it. Retirement may be the end on a part of one’s life, but it’s not the end of life unless you let it be. Embrace the freedom and enjoy yourself. You’ve earned it!

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  3. Pat Norris   2017/12/09 at 5:52 am

    Rich you have definitely made the sport of Archery and our industry a better place. Even though you never reprinted my small endeavors and products, I am proud to call you a friend. You are also an icon in this great sport.

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  4. Pat Norris   2017/12/09 at 5:56 am

    Rich you have definitely made the sport of Archery and our industry a better place. Even though you never represented my small endeavors and products, I am proud to call you a friend. You are also an icon in this great sport.

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