Cascade Designs® Names Chas Fisher Vice President of Customer Experience


SEATTLE, WA — Cascade Designs, Inc., the Seattle-based manufacturer of high-performance outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce that Chas Fisher, former president of Nikwax USA, has joined Cascade Designs as the new vice president of Customer Experience.

In his new position, Fisher will oversee all aspects of sales execution in the United States, Canada, and Pac Rim, including online channel sales, customer and dealer service, and rep management for Cascade Designs’ eight outdoor brands: Therm-a-Rest®, MSR®, SealLine®, Platypus®, E-Case®, PackTowl®, Hummingbird™, and Tracks®. As a member of the Cascade Designs executive team, Fisher will also have a hand in guiding corporate strategy.

“Cascade Designs’ outdoor brands have an incredible following and reputation in the outdoor market among core and casual outdoor enthusiasts,” Fisher said. “I’m excited to continue building upon Cascade Designs’ loyal relationship with its dedicated retailers and end customers, and play a key role in delivering world-class product via world-class sales execution to the market place.”

Fisher’s strategic leadership and tactical management experience will help guide a realignment of Cascade Designs’ internal sales resources to provide a unified platform for the brands to reach sales reps, retailers and the end customer while enabling each brand to amplify their own unique story.

“Chas is a proven leader within the outdoor industry. He started as a senior field instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and, later on, used his innate leadership abilities as director of marketing for La Sportiva N.A. and president of Nikwax N.A.,” said Joe McSwiney, president of Cascade Designs. “He is a proven outdoorsman who is comfortable commanding a team. We are confident that with Chas at the helm, Cascade Designs will continue to set the benchmark for customer experience.”

Fisher will lead a talented team dedicated to consumer experience. The core team is comprised of Chris Clark, Jill Lewis, Thomas Threlkeld, Anne Marasa, and Don Riha.

About Cascade Designs®

For 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, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information on Cascade Designs or links to our premium brands: Therm-a-Rest®, MSR®, Platypus®, SealLine®, E-Case®, Hummingbird™, PackTowl® and Tracks®, please visit or call us at 1-800-531-9531.