Big Agnes Adds Six Key Staff to Support Future Growth, Hires Industry Vets Roina and Green

Author:
Updated:
Original:

December 9, 2014 (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.) – Big Agnes, a leading manufacturer of camping equipment and apparel, has hired six new employees to support growth fueled by new category launches and increased consumer demand. The company recently unveiled its mtnGLO™ Collection of tents and camp accessories featuring integrated LED lights as well as an expanded apparel collection and new camp chairs and cots from Helinox.

“Both Big Agnes and Helinox are on fire right now so we needed to grow our team,” says Bill Gamber, co-founder and president. “We’re excited to work with a couple of salty industry veterans who bring a wealth of experience as well as some talented, younger folks. These additions surely position us for the next level of growth.”

Wes Green, who worked as the merchandise and product development director at Eastern Mountain Sports joins Big Agnes as the brand manager for Helinox and Big Agnes sales support. The company’s new manufacturing and sourcing manager, Tony Roina, has over thirty years of experience at EMS where he most recently held the position of director of global manufacturing, quality assurance and compliance. Green and Roina will work closely with Gamber and product line manager Melissa Minter.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a passionate group of folks in Steamboat and ski more Colorado powder,” states Green. “Years ago I skied from the summit of Big Agnes on a bluebird spring day with the Big Agnes crew and now it seems like a bit of manifest destiny to be working for the company.”

Big Agnes has also strengthened its marketing team with the addition of Rob Peterson and Rachel Daughenbaugh, who assume newly created roles as marketing specialist and marketing coordinator, respectively. They will help to promote the brand through events, promotions and a grassroots ambassador group. The company has also bolstered its industry-leading customer service team with the additions of Kristen Andrea and Kayt Gary, who join the staff as customer service rep and dealer services rep respectively.

About Big Agnes: Named after a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, tents and insulated apparel. Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com.

Related

20061_1310932727428_6197121_n

Big Agnes Strengthens Marketing Team with Two New Hires

(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes, a leading manufacturer of sleeping bags, pads, tents and insulated apparel announces it has hired Katie Hughes as marketing specialist and Kaitlin Cowart as graphic design assistant. “Big Agnes is finishing another record sales year and our ...read more

Big Agnes Announces New Hires and Promotions to Support Growth

(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) –Big Agnes, maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, announces five new hires and four staff promotions to help support the continued overall growth of the company. These critical promotions and staff additions take place across all divisions ...read more

Big Agnes and Helinox Sponsor Backpacker Magazine’s Get Out More Tour

May 20, 2014 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes, a leading manufacturer of sleeping bags, pads and tents and exclusive distributor of Helinox camp furniture, is excited to announce it is sponsoring the 14th annual Backpacker Get Out More Tour, a unique road tour that brings ...read more

Big Agnes Adds Seasoned Equipment Designer Will McElwain to Team

May 6, 2014 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes, a leading manufacturer of sleeping bags, pads, tents and apparel and the exclusive distributor of Helinox camp furniture, is pleased to announce the addition of seasoned equipment designer Will McElwain to a newly created ...read more

Big Agnes and Honey Stinger Support Warrior Hike Founder, Nominated for CNN’s Hero of the Year

October 27, 2015 (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo.) – Leading Steamboat Springs-based outdoor companies, Honey Stinger and Big Agnes, are proud to support Sean Gobin of Warrior Hike’s “Walk off the War” program who has been nominated for CNN’s Hero of the Year.  Gobin, an ex-marine, ...read more

Farnsworth-CoolGrey&Orange

Big Agnes Integrates Premium Insulation for Apparel Launch

(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – As one of the world’s leading tent, sleeping bag and pad manufacturers, Big Agnes knows a thing or two about keeping people warm. At this month’s Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow, Big Agnes will debut its 2014 apparel collection, which ...read more

Big Agnes Announces Fall 2016 Apparel Collection

Steamboat Springs, Colo. (January 4, 2016) – Big Agnes, the Steamboat-based outdoor brand, continues to build upon its successful outerwear program with its Fall 2016 Apparel Collection. Updated styles for both kids and adults feature leading down insulation technology from ...read more

Black Diamond Strengthens Commercial Capabilities With Key Hires and Promotion

Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, is pleased to announce three new hires and one internal promotion in an effort to strengthen its commercial capabilities. Former Black Diamond employees, Heath Christensen and Tor ...read more

HILLSOUND_logo_Registered

Hillsound Adds Three Sales Agencies to Continue Nationwide Growth

Vancouver, BC (November 1, 2016)- Hillsound Equipment- the leading producer of winter traction equipment and gaiters for urban and outdoor enthusiasts- is thrilled to announce three new partnerships with reputable sales reps in the Rockies, mid-Atlantic, and Pacific Northwest ...read more