Deuter USA Hires KNS Reps as New Rockies Sales Agency

Deuter USA announced today the hiring of KNS Reps for sales representation in the Rockies region covering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
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Deuter USA Hires KNS Reps as New Rockies Sales Agency

Longmont, CO (May 24, 2011) – Deuter USA announced today the hiring of KNS Reps for sales representation in the Rockies region covering Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

“With KNS Reps recently winning agency sales awards by two reputable brands, their acceptance by numerous dealers, and the firepower of 4 hard working professionals, this wonderful team is the obvious choice for our growing brand,” says Christian Mason, Deuter USA’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Given that the Rockies are in our backyard it’s imperative that we penetrate deeper into core specialty retail. We’re confident that KNS Reps will take our brand to the next level here. Our dedication to dealers and retail staff is in line with their philosophy and service, so this is an excellent partnership for everyone.”

"KNS is really excited to be a part of the Deuter team,” says Kirk Haskell, one of KNS Reps’ principal owners. “It is a perfect match with the lines we currently represent. We feel that Deuter is in position to make huge strides in the specialty outdoor channel, and look forward to growing with the company for years to come."

KNS Reps can be contacted via:

Kirk Haskell

KNS Reps

PO Box 3902

Crested Butte, CO 81224

P: 970-349-0672

C: 303-883-6142

F: 303-496-7333

kirk@knsreps.com

Scott Sutton, Tim Cumbo and Kristin Turner

KNS Reps

PO Box 771

Louisville, CO 80027

P: 720-890-0180

F: 720-890-0181

Scott Sutton

C: 303-324-4776

scott@knsreps.com

Tim Cumbo

C: 303-807-2177

tim@knsreps.com

Kristen Turner

C: 720 470-0302

kristen@knsreps.com

About KNS Reps:

KNS Reps is a team composed of principal owners Scott Sutton and Kirk Haskell, operations manager Tim Cumbo, and sales associate Kristen Turner. KNS Reps currently represents: Big Agnes, Nikwax, Sigg Water Bottles, Scarpa, Ski Trab, Teko Socks, Julbo and Jetboil Stoves. KNS has represented products in every category; hard goods, soft goods and accessories. Together, they bring over 45 years of sales experience, contacts and relationships within the region. KNS has been proud to receive Agency of the Year awards for: Big Agnes 2008, 2011 and Scarpa 2011.

About Deuter:

Deuter Sport GmbH of Gersthofen, Germany, celebrated its 110th year in 2008 and is one of the leading international technical pack brands. Deuter’s major focus is on the development and sales of innovative, high quality and multi-use packs. Deuter’s current strength in pack innovation is the ventilated Aircomfort back system they have developed and refined over the last 24 years, as well as their complete line of child carriers. Since establishing a subsidiary in Longmont, Colorado, in 2001, Deuter has made a significant impact in the U.S. market. Deuter USA, Inc. has over 600 specialty accounts and has been recognized by its retailers as one of the top backpack brands in the industry. Deuter’s ACT Zero 50+15 backpack is the recipient of the Outside Magazine 2011”Gear of the Year” Award. For more information, please visit http://www.deuter.com.

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