AVEX Hires Colleen Nipkow as Marketing Communications Manager and Allaina Jeffreys as Creative Manager


Media Contact:
Marjory Elwell
Verde Brand Communications

Park City, Utah (July 21, 2015) – AVEX, a leading reusable water bottle brand for outdoor adventurers, expands its team with the hire of Colleen Nipkow, marketing and communications manager, and Allaina Jeffreys, creative manager. In Nipkow’s new position she will lead the company’s brand marketing direction for North America and international business while Jeffreys will manage and design the AVEX brand identity.


Prior to this new role, Nipkow was the marketing director at Gregory Mountain Products where she helped develop and implement brand marketing direction and tools with senior management. Her depth of experience in the outdoor industry extends to previously held positions as the marketing manager at SCARPA North America and as senior marketing manager at Black Diamond Equipment.

Nipkow will utilize her extensive experience in the outdoor industry to develop and execute a marketing and social media strategy.

“AVEX is a young, fresh brand with great potential and premier, quality products,” said Nipkow. “I am excited to use my outdoor industry marketing background in helping to grow AVEX, while working with such an innovative team.”

AVEX welcomes Allaina Jeffreys as the creative manager. Jeffreys will use her background in strategic development and her graphics perspective to oversee and direct the AVEX brand identity and creative. 

Jeffreys also joins the AVEX team from Gregory Mountain Products, where she worked as art director to develop brand standards for implementing a new global identity. Previously, she worked as art director at TWIO Brand, managing the overall brand identity and print and digital marketing, and as graphic designer at Ziji International, where she helped create visual assets for email, social media, video and web.


“I‘m thrilled to be a part of the AVEX team,” said Jeffreys. “As creative manager I am eager to refine and execute a consistent brand identity, working closely with all creatives to articulate the visual ‘voice’ of AVEX.”

About AVEX®

AVEX® thermal mugs and hydration bottles are designed specifically for sport and outdoor enthusiasts. Many feature the revolutionary AUTOSEAL® patented technology—a press-to-sip, release-to-seal button that automatically seals between sips—while others offer the patent-pending AUTOSPOUT® technology—a press-to-release button that opens a drinking spout. Many AVEX products feature a spout shield that covers and helps protect the spout from dirt and germs as well as a clip-on handle, making them perfectly suited for the outdoor consumer. AVEX is a brand of Ignite USA, a company with a passion for great products. For more information, visit www.AVEXSport.com.