Did you hear?... Tom Andrews resigns from Watermark Gear and joins TracRac

Tom Andrews has resigned as national sales manager from Watermark Gear and has begun working for TracRac -- www.tracrac.com.

Tom Andrews has resigned as national sales manager from Watermark Gear and has begun working for TracRac -- www.tracrac.com. Duncan Robins, president of Watermark Gear, told SNEWS®, "Tom's departure is all very friendly and we wish him nothing but the very best and are excited for him for what he has chosen to do." Robins also told us that finding a replacement for Andrews will be challenging simply because the company will be seeking to replace, essentially, a member of a closely-knit family. Andrews told us leaving was one of the most difficult things he has wrestled with. In the end, he said, the opportunity to move to the East coast as well as to work for a small, talented company as part of a team was what won him over. SNEWS® View: TracRac, while a virtual unknown in the outdoor market, has a fantastic product that even sits in the back bed of one of the SNEWS® vehicles -- perfect for toting boats, mountain bikes, lumber, etc. Mark our words -- with Andrews on board, that company will grow its sales and it will reach into the outdoor world as consumers realize it’s a super rack for truck owners.


Did you hear?... WaterMark acquires Rhode Gear

Just in time for the Interbike Show, WaterMark acquired car rack and cycling accessories company, Rhode Gear, from Bell Sports. Rhode Gear will become part of the newly formed WaterMark Gear division headed by Duncan Robins and located in Arcata, Calif. That group includes Yakima ...read more

Tom Dempsey steps away from Liquidlogic

Tom Dempsey, co-founder and president of 3-year-old Liquidlogic, has resigned from the company. Steve Jordan, vice president of sales for the company, contacted SNEWS® to inform us of Dempsey's decision to leave and to assure us that no other changes were imminent at the ...read more

Did you hear?... Ed Howell resigns

Ed Howell, EMS president, and CEO, has resigned. EMS, which has a policy of not speaking to the press under any circumstances, issued the following statement: "We regret to inform you that Ed Howell, president & CEO of Eastern Mountain Sports, has resigned from his position and ...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