Sig Sauer is a major player here at the 2010 National Police Shooting Championships. Earlier today we met Greg Foster, Federal Sales Manager for Sig Sauer, here exhibiting at the Law Enforcement Equipment Expo.
“I’ve known Greg for longer than I care to admit,” Law Enforcement Division Director Glen Hoyer said by way of introduction. “He knows our industry, he cares about our community, and NPSC is thrilled to welcome him and Sig Sauer to the competition.”
Sig Sauer originated in Germany, but is now a U.S. based company with about 90% of its manufacturing at its New Hampshire factory. “In the past five years, we’ve grown from 100 employees in the U.S. to more than 400,” Foster said, "and recently added a second manufacturing facility."
In addition to supporting the NRA’s Law Enforcement Division, Sig Sauer also sponsors the NRA Bianchi Cup.
A resident of North Carolina, Foster says he’s been around guns “since I was old enough to hold an air gun,” and considers firearms an integral part of his life.
Foster was working at JC Penney as a sporting goods manager when inspiration struck. “I always loved guns, and realized I wanted to work with them,” he said. “I sent letters of intent to my three favorite companies, Remington, Ruger, and Colt.”
He was 24 years old when Remington hired him, and, 26 years later, he retired as the Director of Law Enforcement and Miliary Sales. While he was with Remington, he was introduced to the NRA’s Law Enforcement Division. “I realized the opportunities were endless,” he said, pointing out the contributions manufacturers can make to competitions such as NPSC.