Archery Industry Mourns Death of Andy Simo

Archery Industry Mourns Death of Andy Simo

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Andy Simo at NAP headquarters in Illinois.

Legendary archery pioneer Andy Simo, founder of New Archery Products, died May 18. He was 79.

Simo, as a founder of modern archery, stands shoulder to shoulder with such names as Fred Bear, Ben Pearson and Doug Easton. Simo was inducted into the Archery Hall of Fame in 1999 for his monumental contributions to the sport and his lifelong dedication to archers and bow hunters worldwide.

Andy Simo attained an interest in archery as a young boy in Czechoslovakia. This photo is of him at age 11 after his family had immigrated to the United States. (Photo: New Archery Products)

Simo received his aeronautical engineering…



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