Big Agnes Strengthens Sales Team With Key New Hires

Big Agnes® Inc, maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, announced the hiring of several new key personnel to its growing sales rep team.
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May 5, 2008 (Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes® Inc, maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, announced the hiring of several new key personnel to its growing sales rep team. George Lesure, who's past experience includes a strong retail background as Product Manager and Inventory Planner with Eastern Mountain Sports, and most recently as VP of Operations at Guyot Designs, has joined Thomas McCarthy Associates, Inc, Big Agnes' Rep Agency for the Northeast.

“We are very excited to welcome George to the Big Agnes team. With over 20 years of experience in the specialty outdoor market, he brings a wealth of experience and strong dealer relationships to Big Agnes, “ says Garth Evans, Big Agnes' Sales Manager. “His business acumen and authentic connection to Big Agnes' core customers makes him a perfect fit to continue to grow this important territory.”

“Big Agnes is a growing and dynamic brand with appeal to the core outdoor user as well as the broader consumer. We think there is excellent opportunity for us to considerably expand Big Agnes' footprint in both the New England and Mid Atlantic markets,' says Lesure.

In the Rocky Mountain region, the KNS Group bolstered their sales force with the addition of Dray Bullard. Dray's past experience includes working as a sales rep in Las Vegas, NV for Scarpa, Ambler, Faction skis and F-Stop Camera bags. Dray will continue to rep Scarpa for the Southwest territory. Rounding out this recent wave of hires, Big Agnes has also named Collin Smith and Steph Ameron to represent the company in Ontario, Canada.

Bill Gamber, founder of Big Agnes, states “As the Big Agnes line continues to thrive, we have taken action to ensure that we have the best team on the front line bringing our products to our growing consumer base. The scope of experience this team brings will undoubtedly strengthen the Big Agnes network everywhere.”

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents. For more information, visit www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.

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