Smith & Wesson names president of firearms unit

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Posted: Nov 10, 2009 4:31 PM

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. said Tuesday it has named James Debney as president of its firearms business.

Debney, 42, previously was president of Presto Products Co., a plastic products business formerly owned by Alcoa's consumer products division. Earlier, he worked for Baco Consumer Products, a Britain-based maker of foil, film, storage, food and trash bag consumer products.

Debney will report to Michael Golden, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp.

Shares of Smith & Wesson rose 6 cents, or 1.3 percent, to close at $4.62. After hours, they rose a penny to $4.63.