Cascade Designs Promotes Drew Keegan to Director of Product Management

Cascade Designs, the Seattle-based outdoor industry leader in the design and manufacture of premier outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Drew Keegan to Director of Product Management.
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Longtime Combustion Product Manager takes on new role

Seattle, U.S.A – Cascade Designs, the Seattle-based outdoor industry leader in the design and manufacture of premier outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the promotion of Drew Keegan to Director of Product Management. Keegan will step into his role immediately, completing the Outdoor Group's brand, engineering, marketing, product and sales senior management team reporting to Ken Meidell, V.P. of the Outdoor Group for the company.

As Director of Product Management, Keegan will be managing and guiding the team responsible for product line management and fitness for use under the MSR®, Platypus®, SealLine® and Tracks® brands through ideation, development and into commercialization. Keegan, a nine-year veteran engineer with the company, has served in increasingly responsible design, engineer and product management roles, most recently as Combustion Product Manager. He has been a key player in the engineering and development of highly successful products such as the MSR Denali Evo™ Snowshoe, and the MSR XGK EX™ and MSR Reactor® stoves.

“Drew's combination of highly technical engineering talent and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely has always been a huge asset to our team,” said Ken Meidell, V.P. of the Outdoor Group at Cascade Designs. “I'm confident that he can set a level of consistency, timeliness, rigor and quality in his department that will serve our customers well.”

Keegan holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Notre Dame and in his free time enjoys climbing, mountaineering, snowboarding, surfing, running and biking.

About Cascade Designs, Inc.

For over thirty-five 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's 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. Please visit www.cascadedesigns.com or call us at 1-800-531-9531 for more information.
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