Escalade Sports announces the hiring of a general manager to lead its legendary Bear Archery brand. As GM, Dave’s primary objective will be providing leadership to the Bear Archery team to allow its archery brands to deliver meaningful innovation to the consumer and create value for its customers.

“I am pleased to welcome Dave Parker to Bear Archery,” says Dave Fetherman, CEO of Escalade Sports. “Dave brings a tremendous amount of experience in the archery industry to our team and we are excited about the direction his leadership will provide to our business.”

Parker formerly served as Chief Sales and Strategy Executive at Kinsey’s Archery Products Inc., where he has served for more than 19 years. He played a significant role in helping transform Kinsey’s in an ever-changing market place. During his time at Kinsey’s, he gained experience in product management, sales, and product design. Parker is a current member on the Archery Trade Association Board of Directors and a longtime hunting enthusiast.

“I am thrilled to join the Bear Archery team,” says Dave Parker. “My entire career has been devoted to the archery industry and I am excited to be working with my new team at Bear to deliver value to our retail partners and world-class brands and products to the consumers in the market.”

About Bear Archery®
Originally founded by the iconic father of modern archery, Fred Bear in 1933 with the intention of bringing archery to the masses, Bear Archery® continues to produce legendary bows with the same focus on reliability and technology while maintaining its rich heritage of innovative leadership, quality products, and family values. Bear Archery is a division of Escalade Sports, a global manufacturer and distributor of sport and recreational equipment, and goes to market with Bear Archery, Trophy Ridge®, Cajun Bowfishing, and Rocket Broadheads®. For information on Bear Archery, its products, brands, instruction manuals, retailers, warranty, replacement parts, or customer service, please call 1-800-694-9494 or visit

Headquartered in Evansville, IN, Escalade Sports is a global manufacturer and distributor of sports and outdoor recreational equipment. Leaders in their respective categories, Escalade Sports’ brands include Bear Archery and Trophy Ridge archery accessories; STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis, Accudart® and Unicorn® darting, OnixTM pickleball equipment; Triumph SportsTM indoor and outdoor games, GoalrillaTM, Goalsetter®, Goaliath® and Silverback® residential in-ground basketball systems, the STEP® fitness products, Lifeline Fitness, a leader in the personal fitness category, Woodplay® premium playsets, and Cue and Case Sales – a leader in specialty billiard accessories. Escalade Sports products are available at sporting goods dealers and independent retailers nationwide. For more information on Escalade Sports, its brands, instruction manuals, game rules, retailers, warranty, replacement parts or customer service, please call 1-888-784-4288 or visit