BREAKING: Jason Schauble Out as CEO of TrackingPoint

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Jason Schauble just recently took the reigns of fledgling TrackingPoint, the media darlings who started shipping their “almost like cheating” super high-tech rifle only a couple months back. And now he’s been given the boot. Sources close to the company inform TTAG that Jason has been fired. The announcement was just made at an all hands company meeting. We have confirmed this through an independent second source as well. There’s no word as of yet as to the reason for the shake-up since from the outside, with its Remington relationship, the company appeared to be doing extremely well . . .

Jason Schauble came to TrackingPoint after working for Remington, and that background has helped them expand their line into the Remington 20/20 rifles and scopes that are comming out sometime next year. Jason has been an excellent spokesman for the company, providing the public face for TrackingPoint while the media frenzy about computerized firearms boiled over.

We recently reported that Remington managers may be buying the Freedom Group from Cerberus Capital and this news might dovetail nicely with that move. Given Schauble’s past history with the company and his newly raised public profile, could he be headed for a cushy Remington board gig. Stay tuned for more inside baseball.

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  1. avatar Shawn says:

    What about the head guy at AAC that got canned? What is he doing now?

  2. avatar BDub says:

    Perhaps he suggested the lucrative nature of an exclusive multi-billion dollar government contract?

  3. avatar Robert Turk says:

    As a former employee of TrackingPoint, I receive this news with a heavy heart. Jason is a good man, and was always friendly and kind to me while I was there. Wishing him all the best.

    1. avatar Anon says:

      Nice Tele.

      1. avatar Robert Turk says:

        Thanks… I love Telecasters! And guns 🙂

  4. avatar Hannibal says:

    …okay…

    1. avatar Michael B. says:

      +1

      I don’t know who this guy is and why I should care. Sucks he lost his job, but I’m sure he’ll find another.

  5. avatar Anon says:

    I don’t understand; what does this have to do with Shannon Watts? /s

    1. avatar Vendetta says:

      I laughed.

  6. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I don’t understand. If you go with the “Remington board” idea, how does that lead to “fired by TrackingPoint?” I can’t draw a line between those two things.

    1. avatar Robert Turk says:

      Its completely unrelated. Not sure what kind of stretch of the imagination the author is going for here.

    2. avatar Robert M says:

      Could be he is part of the group that is attempting to buy Remington and the board fired him to prevent him from attempting to include a merger as part of the buyout process.

      Thanks
      Robert

  7. avatar Joseph B Campbell says:

    Seems more like he’s just moving sideways. If the media can be trusted on this!

  8. avatar rlc2 says:

    knowing where good peple go is useful for manufacturer competitive advantage and smart ijsiders will cultivate media sources for intel and disinfo. knowing deep tech details independently verified is what customers pay for…

    theres only so much time in the day.

  9. avatar rlc2 says:

    whats the status oj the gieselle trigger for Tavor?

  10. avatar James1000 says:

    So is this good or bad?

  11. avatar Lars says:

    It’s about an internal war between government contracts and the civilian market. What the exact details are nobody outside of a few knows but when a ceo is fired it’s all about money. The more powerful side wants government contracts exclusively with no concern for the civilian market which makes sense being there will be no civilian market. But as for details who knows. If you think there are not powerful public and private groups and individuals against a civilian market for this tech think again.

    1. avatar BDub says:

      That was my theory as well, and the implication of my earlier comment.

      1. avatar Robert Turk says:

        Sorry, but that is completely not the rationale. [This comment was supposed to be in response to Lars comment, not BDubs comment]

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    with its Remington relationship, the company appeared to be doing extremely well . . .

    I think you mean “despite its Remington relationship, the company appeared to be doing extremely well . . .”

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