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Marjorie A. Graf

Title: President and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Industry: Retail and Wholesale/Sporting Goods
Type of Organization: Sporting Goods Store
Major Product/Service: Sales of sporting goods, hunting products, ammunition, shooting and reloading materials
Expertise: Mrs. Graf has over 40 years experience. She specializes in finance and overall business operations. She also oversees the exporting side of the business, customer service and sales. She attended significant shooting events, selling to competitors nationally throughout the 70's and 80's. She was also integral in the early advertising and international sales. Mrs. Graf continues running and managing the company.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Mexico, Missouri, National
Hobbies/Sports: Family activities, shooting, camping, hunting, fishing, cooking, church activities
Spouse: Robert (deceased)
Married: June 28, 1952
Children: Dana, Rob, Carl; 5 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren
Work History: Previously, Mrs. Graf served in sales and service at Mexico Refractories and Kaiser Refractories for over 16 years.
Honors & Awards: Honored, 2020 Woman of Excellence in Retail, COMO Magazine, February 27, 2020; Awarded, Mexico Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award, January, 2019; Inducted, Missouri Trapshooting Association Hall of Fame, May 17, 2019; Recognized, Graf & Sons Inc, Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Leadership in Business and Philanthropy
Career Accomplishments: Graf & Sons, Inc. was founded in 1957 by Arnold Graf, his wife Velma, their two sons Bob and Howard, and their spouses. Now known as the 'Reloading Authority,' it first started as a gasoline service station in Mexico, Missouri, that sold boats, motors, hunting and fishing merchandise. Mrs. Graf is extremely proud of where they started and what they have now become- a worldwide ammunition store with over 20,000 products that ship nationally and internationally by mail order, phone sales, and internet sales. She and her husband Bob became sole owners of the business after Arnold Graf, the co-founder passed in 1972 and Howard Graf retired in 1981. With over 60 years in the industry, the company continues to be devoted to providing their customers with knowledge, products, and supports all enthusiasts of shooting and reloading.