who have shown Excellence in the Design and Manufacturing of Archery
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 hooked. A Purdue graduate, competition field
archer and Georgia state champion, Andy 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 ThunderheadŽ, the
world's #1 selling broadhead; as well as SpitfireŽ; ShockwaveŽ and
ScorpionŽ. N.A.P.'s QuikTuneŽ 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.