Did you hear?... Andy Smith adds Bell Canoe Works and Liquid Logic to his roster

Independent paddlesports industry rep Andy Smith announced he has added Bell Canoe Works and Liquid Logic.

Independent paddlesports industry rep Andy Smith announced he has added Bell Canoe Works and Liquid Logicto his growing roster of paddlesports companies. Smith's territory includes western portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia as well as West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Before becoming a rep, Smith was head of Dagger Accessories and helped in the restructuring of Harmony as the central Watermark accessory brand. In the summer of 2000, he completed a brief tour in the Midwest before accepting full duties in the Mid-Atlantic for whitewater kayak manufacturer, Dagger.


Did you hear?… John Fleck bids Bell adieu

John Fleck, vice president of sales and marketing at Bell Canoe Works, sent SNEWS® a note that he's left the company to go back to school. Despite the fact that classes started Monday, Fleck said he'll continue to handle some marketing duties -- PR, copywriting, ad and web work ...read more

ORC Industries agrees to acquire Bell Canoe Works

ORC Industries, a non-profit founded in 1966 that provides employment opportunities and social services to people with disabilities, has agreed to acquire Bell Canoe Works for an undisclosed sum. Ted Bell, founder and president of Bell Canoe, told SNEWS® that he will be staying ...read more

Outdoor: Did You Hear?...

>> Eagle Creek is launching the Pro-Photographer Program at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City in an effort to broaden its collection of travel images. Photographers who participate will be provided with Eagle Creek gear to use during their travels and a "gallery" ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Big Agnes has a change in the company's ownership structure. New investors and longtime outdoor enthusiasts Rich Hager and Len Zanni have joined Bill Gamber, co-founder and company president, to form a new ownership group. Specific details of the transaction were not ...read more