Bergquist to move from his role in customer service to sales in the Western region

Chums, eyewear retainer and outdoor accessory brand, and sister brand Beyond Coastal, award-winning sun care product manufacturer, are pleased to announce the promotion of Andrew Bergquist to West Coast Sales Manager.

Bergquist, formally head of customer service at Chums and Beyond Coastal, will now lead sales activations west of the Mississippi. As the West Coast Sales Manager, he will work closely with the company’s six existing rep agencies, who call on specialty outdoor retailers, to sell Chums and Beyond Coastal products. The position engages with retailers and sales reps and coordinates with internal departments to offer customers a superior experience.

Bergquist grew up in the outdoors of Minnesota and followed his love for the mountains to Sun Valley. He now resides in the outdoor epicenter of Salt Lake City. “Chums has treated me very well, and I've learned a lot about the company from the ground up, starting as a customer service rep,” said Bergquist. “I'm lucky to have this opportunity and I look forward to the challenges and successes that are sure to follow.”

“We could not be happier to have Andrew as part of the Chums and Beyond Coastal sales team,” said Tom Ferries, National Sales Manager for Chums and Beyond Coastal. “He will bring great energy and sales ability to our team, and we look forward to watching him grow both brands west of the Mississippi.”

To contact Bergquist, please email him at Andrew@chums.com.

About Chums:

In 1983, a Colorado River guide sought a simple way to keep his sunglasses out of the river. Through this innovative idea the Original Cotton Chum was born. More than thirty years later, Chums is now a global brand that offers a wide range of outdoor products and apparel. Chums’ mantra is simple: provide fun, quality products to enjoy while at work or play. Chums: Helping You Hang On Since 1983. For more information, www.chums.com.

About Beyond Coastal:

Beyond Coastal was founded in 2006 with the goal of offering clean and healthy sun care products for those who live their lives in the outdoors. Beyond Coastal products are broad spectrum and water-resistant, designed for outdoor athletes who require maximum protection for intense, prolonged exposure to the elements. Formulas are created with hard working, inactive ingredients in order to deliver natural protection and rank as some of the safest on the market by the Environmental Working Group seven years running. For more information, www.beyondcoastal.com.    

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