Category B - Bowhunters who
have shown Excellence in the Design and Manufacturing of Archery Equipment
Andy Simo, President of New Archery
Products, was first introduced to bowhunting while working as a structural
engineer for Boeing aircraft in Washington. The year was 1961 and Andy was
A Purdue graduate, competition field archer and Georgia state champion,
spent the late 1960s working for NASA as one of the structural engineers
responsible for the first stage of the Saturn V moon rocket.
By the early 1970s, the Saturn V project was nearing its last days and the
Simo family had returned to his hometown near Chicago. In 1973, with his
wife, Cherie, Andy established his own archery company building the
first-of-a-kind "FlipperRest" arrowrest. Soon after, Andy
introduced his first broadhead, the Razorbak 5. The success of this
revolutionary broadhead set the stage for New Archery Products to become
North America's foremost manufacturer of archery accessories.
With Andy at the helm, New Archery Products now produces and markets many
of the industry's finest broadheads, arrowrests and archery accessories.
N.A.P's innovative products include Thunderhead®, the world's #1 selling
broadhead; as well as Spitfire®; Shockwave® and Scorpion®. N.A.P.'s
QuikTune® Standard and Drop-Away arrrowrests consistently win awards. The
latest addition to the line, QuikTune 2000 RG Drop-Away, is the first-ever
drop-away arrowrest specifically designed for Mathews' rollerguard bows.
For 2004, N.A.P. is introducing ThunderBlox-a vibration dampening system
that reduces shot noise by up to 75%; Crossfire-a Metal Injection Molded
Broadhead that's sharp and accurate; Nitron-a tough, accurate, all-steel
mini-head; Spitfire XP with a penetrating cut-on-contact mini-blade tip;
and QuikSpin vanes that increase arrow accuracy in an instant.
Andy is a father, youthful grandfather, and a believer that if anything is
worth doing, it's worth doing to the very best of your abilities, and
bringing together the best talents to achieve it.