Grangers International of the UK has announced that Allen Slade has been appointed general manager of Grangers North America and will be responsible for the future development of the brand in conjunction with the UK board of directors. Allen is an outdoor industry veteran having spent the past 14 years with Patagonia and before those eight years with Karhu/Merrell. Slade told SNEWS® that he sees a great opportunity for Grangers to establish the same market presence in North America that it enjoys in the rest of the world. Slade can be reach at 604-220-0420 and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.stay-dry.co.uk to learn more about Granger.