Outdoor Life™ Names Dave Emary Among Most Influential People
Dave Emary, Chief Ballistic Scientist at Hornady® Manufacturing, was named one of the "Outdoor Life 25" by Outdoor Life™ magazine. This annual award honors leaders, innovators, conservationists and unsung heroes who have impacted the outdoor sports in a positive and significant way. Honorees were recognized during a reception hosted by ECHO Incorporated at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas in February, and were profiled in the January 2008 issue of Outdoor Life magazine.
Emary is largely responsible for designing some of the most innovative and technologically advanced bullets and ammunition on the market today, to include the AMAX™ bullet, 17 HMR and 204 Ruger cartridges, as well as LEVERevolution® ammunition featuring the new line of FTX™ bullets.
Humble in demeanor, Emary is quick to share credit for his accomplishments. "I would not have been able to accomplish what I have done without the hard work and help of other people," he said. "I’m most excited about the attention this brings to Hornady and the affirmation that we are doing good things in the industry."
Hornady Manufacturing President and CEO, Steve Hornady, is extremely pleased to see Emary honored in this way. "Dave is a vital part of the Hornady team," he said. "His intelligence, passion and true devotion to his work make him a great asset to our company.”
Before joining Hornady in 1994, Emary built his career through a host of military and government-sponsored projects. He holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Physics and Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Bowling Green State University, and the Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1981 to 1987, achieving the rank of Captain, with service in the Ballistic Missile Office of Norton AFB, and the U.S. Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon. As a civilian he developed and tested ballistics at the Los Alamos Laboratory in New Mexico, and the Olin Corporation in Florida.