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Source: Meopta USA press release

Hauppauge, New York - Meopta USA has hired Barbara Bedel as its newest product specialist. Bedel will be serving as the liaison between customer and product, providing support, recommendations and education to the company's clientele.

Bedel brings to this new position more than 20 years of hunting and shooting experience. She is a licensed firearms instructor and has been deeply involved with Project Appleseed which is dedicated to teaching Americans our shared heritage and history as well as rifle marksmanship skills.

"In addition to being an avid hunter, Barbara's previous experience as an instructor for Renaissance Firearms Instruction and Project Appleseed will give her a well-rounded approach from which to assist our customers," said Reinhard Seipp, general manager and chief operating officer of Meopta USA. "We are extremely pleased to have her on our team."

About Meopta

The Meopta Group is a U.S. family-owned, multinational company with facilities in the United States and Europe. Founded in 1933 in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Meopta is a leading manufacturing partner to many of the world's finest optical brands. In their Czech facility, Meopta conceives, develops and manufactures precision optical and electro/optical systems for semiconductor, medical, aerospace and military industries as well as for consumer markets. In their New York plant, precision optical products are manufactured and assembled to exacting standards in clean-room environments for the military, industrial and consumer markets.

For more information regarding Meopta, please visit www.meoptausa.com.