Message from the President
Thank you for your interest in AAE! We have recently seen a large increase in archery participation which has been very exciting. Archery is a great sport for all generations and we continue to experience spikes amongst ladies and youth archers.
I am very proud of AAE and our dedicated team of great people that we consider family. They are the driving force in AAE’s growth as our employees are all passionate about archery and what we do. From engineering to production to customer service – we strive to be the best. We take our leadership seriously in the ever growing and changing archery industry.
Working with our partners, OEM customers, top level hunters and professional archer’s every year aids in helping AAE design and produce top quality, original products right here in our Arizona based facility.
These combined skills, along with the consistent increase in precision of today’s archers, produces amazing results. This allows AAE to continue to evolve and develop new designs every year. Our team is incessantly looking for innovative ideas for new products and making changes to our existing products that will improve the archery experience. It may only be adding an engraving mark on one of our rests or slightly changing material in one of our vane lines to improve the toughness, but we never stand still.
Good luck and good shooting!
T.J. Fisher, President and CEO
In 1971, Tom and Millie Fisher, along with Charlie and Liz Sandlin, bought Plastifletch from Max Hamilton and his wife, Jewel. Plastifletch vane technology and manufacturing evolved as time went on. Back in 1948, Max cut the first vanes with scissors and templates, then progressed to a cellulose extruded material and a punch press.
AAE started injection molding vanes in 1974 due to a lack of quality extrusion equipment while at the same time introducing the Plastinock. Since then, AAE has led the industry in the manufacturing of nocks and vanes, and continues to be the largest manufacturer of vanes and nocks in the world. AAE relocated to our current location in Prescott Valley, Arizona in 1977.
At the turn of the century Tom and Millie elected to retire and sell the company to their two sons, T.J. and Dan Fisher, as they were both instrumental in AAE’s past accomplishments and growth. In 2006, AAE took the opportunity to purchase Cavalier Equipment from Dick and Diane Tone, which added a blooming line of quality products to AAE’s growing brand. 2013 brought more change as Dan Fisher retired from AAE to pursue other interests outside of the family business. The past decade has seen Nick Fisher, who was raised and trained in the family business, become GM. With the evolving, strong support team, Nick expects the 50 year legacy of the Fisher Family and Arizona Archery Enterprises to continue it’s success for decades to come.
Today, AAE continues to be the world’s largest manufacturer of nocks and vanes. Whether it is one of our own designs or custom designed arrow components for one of our archery partners, you can be assured that quality is the most important aspect of the product.