Did you hear?... Jim McGeehan joins the JiBS team

Jim McGeehan has joined the JiBS team as the company's new national sales manager.

Jim McGeehan has joined the JiBS team as the company's new national sales manager. Ivan Davidowitz, President at JiBS, said, "McGeehan has a wealth of experience in the footwear market having worked in a multitude of areas at a successful start-up company. Jim's experience with start up growth and sales management will be invaluable as JiBS plans to penetrate further into the comfort market with it's expanded Fall 2002 line. We believe that this hire is an example of JiBS' dedication to its growth initiative."


Did you hear?... Libby Vance joins Sugoi

Libby Vance has joined Sugoi's design team as merchandise manager where she will bring her experience and talents to work as a liason between the worlds of Sugoi design and sales. She will be contributing to product development, line rationalization and merchandising, among other ...read more

Did you hear?... Rick Saez joins Dana Designs

Former Eagle Creek national sales manager Rick Saez has joined Dana Designs in Seattle as director of sales and marketing. Saez has purchased a house in west Seattle and tells SNEWS®," I believe Dana is a strong brand in the outdoor community, and we'll see it rise to the top of ...read more

Did you hear?... David Carty joins the Bell Canoe team

David Carty has joined the Bell Canoe team as the new driver to deliver canoes to the company’s network of specialty dealers across the United States. "Some people think it’s strange we make such a big deal about our drivers," says Ted Bell, the company’s president, "However, our ...read more

Did you hear?... Sarah Currier joins Ruff Wear as the company's sales manager

Sarah Currier has gone to the dogs and joined Ruff Wear as the company's sales manager. According to Ruff Wear, Currier arrives as company sales are up 53 percent in the first quarter of 2002 over Q1 2001. Some of Currier’s goals will be to manage a successful international sales ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> The eighth annual Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous held in Vail, Colo., from Oct. 2-5, brought together 202 industry leaders, a 10 percent increase over last year's attendance. The event was strongly supported by a long list of sponsors including: REI, Merrell, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Running counter to a growing trend for the U.S. textile industry of late -- going out of business, massive layoffs and moving production oversees -- Malden Mills Industries Inc. announced the company has emerged from bankruptcy protection. Remarkably, the company escaped from ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of June 7-13 >> Grab your best bowling attire, practice your Big Lebowski routine and take part in Big Agnes' bowling fund-raiser for Leave No Trace during Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. To participate, companies from the outdoor industry "buy" a lane for $150, ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Jan. 18-24 >> Numerous U.S. and European companies answered the call for entries for women's-specific product designs in the inaugural Volvo SportsDesign Awards. Volvo was looking for submissions in six women's product categories, including outdoor equipment, ...read more

Fitness: Did you hear?...

>> Settling into our seat last week on a flight home from D.C. for National PE Day lobbying (look for our upcoming story the week of May 11), we hear a hustle and bustle at the door. Olympic gold-medalist sprinter and long-jumper Carl Lewis is rushing in at the last second, also ...read more