Confluence Outdoor Adds Key Executives to Leadership Team


New CFO and VP of International to Support Company Growth Plans

GREENVILLE, S.C. (June 12, 2014) – Confluence Outdoor today announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, International, the latter a new position on the company’s executive team. Brian Sudbrink joins the company as CFO, and Kevin Williams comes on as VP of International, rounding out a team of highly-experienced individuals tasked with driving Confluence’s growth plans as announced with the sale of the company last month. 


In his new post, Kevin Williams will develop and lead all aspects of international business growth and development. Prior to joining Confluence, Williams held various international business leadership and consulting positions in China, South Asia and Latin America and has served as a senior executive for several venture-funded start-ups.

“As we define and implement our plans to realize our growth goals, our team now more than ever will focus on strategic decision-making to thoughtfully deploy our resources. Brian and Kevin’s depth of knowledge, experience and demonstrated success in growth plan execution will add significant depth and strength to our leadership team,” said Sue Rechner, CEO of Confluence Outdoor. “I am confident that Kevin and Brian are the right fit for the job at hand, and we are thrilled to add them to our team.”

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About Confluence Outdoor

Confluence Outdoor is the result of the blending of eight unique watersports brands: Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Dagger®, and Wave Sport® kayaks, Mad River Canoe®, Adventure Technology® paddles, Bomber Gear® and Harmony® accessories. With a full representation of canoes, kayaks, and paddling apparel and accessories, ranging from touring and recreational to high-performance whitewater products, the Confluence brands are well suited to fully outfit paddling enthusiasts throughout all phases of their paddling life. For more information about the company, please

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