Cascade Designs, Inc. Announces 2010 Rep Agency of the Year

Cascade Designs, Inc. is proud to bestow its 2010 Rep Agency of the Year award to Summit Sales of Bainbridge Island, Washington.

SEATTLE, U.S.A. – Cascade Designs, Inc., the Seattle-based industry leader in the design and manufacture of premier outdoor equipment, is proud to bestow its 2010 Rep Agency of the Year award to Summit Sales of Bainbridge Island, Washington. The award recognizes the agency for their efforts propelling strong sales growth for the company's flagship outdoor brands: Therm-a-Rest®, MSR®, SealLine®, Platypus®, Hummingbird and Tracks®.

Summit Sales, led by Principal David Fitzgerald and including Patrick Cook, Rob Birzell, Justin McGregor, Anna Baze and Kris Stahl, has been representing Cascade Designs' brands for 10 years. This award recognizes their consistent and growing performance, year after year, with investments made in their agency to offer outstanding support and service to their customers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

“We are thrilled to earn this award from Cascade Designs. Our team has worked hard to grow sales in a very challenging economic climate this past year,” said David Fitzgerald, Principal of Summit Sales. “Cascade is one of the few remaining outdoor companies who produce the majority of their goods in the U.S. As retailers have relied more on the manufacturer for in-season re-order during the Great Recession, Cascade's close-to-market production and shorter inventory response times has helped contribute to our sales success.”

The Rep Agency of the Year award was given in January at the annual Cascade Designs sales meeting before the 2011 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, Sales Achievement awards were given to Pinnacle Outdoor Group for their consistent sales and exceptional service in the Northeastern U.S. territory; and Emily Rach of BP Associates for her attention to detail and commitment to service in the Midwestern U.S. territory.

About Cascade Designs, Inc.

For nearly forty years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. has led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove, Cascade Designs has developed products that explorers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality.

Cascade Designs' premium outdoor brands include: Therm-a-Rest®, the global leader in premium outdoor comfort; MSR®, the ultimate in high performance outdoor gear; Platypus®, specialist in modular hydration solutions for optimum performance; SealLine®, the outdoor leader in all-purpose, portable gear protection; and Tracks®, lightweight walking staffs and trekking poles.

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