END Footwear Adds Staff, Advisory Team Member and Opens Design Center

Former Mountain Hardwear and Intel executives join END ahead of August 1st product delivery to retail
Author:
Updated:
Original:

END Footwear, a new sustainability company focused on designing outside gear, announced today it has added Vince Price as CFO, Barry Schrimsher to the company advisory board and has opened a new design center in Portland, Oregon. With these additions, the company is setting the stage for the retail channel delivery of its first season of performance trail training shoes and the continued advancement towards sustainable design and manufacturing.

Vince Price brings more than 20 years in finance leadership to the management team of END. Prior to joining END, Price spent 15 years working for Intel Corporation in various finance roles including senior controller. At Intel, Price had full financial responsibility for procurement, internal and external manufacturing, new business startups and division/group profit and loss.

Barry Schrimsher, a long time outdoor and sporting goods industry leader, has joined the END advisory board. Schrimsher was a founding member of the Mountain Hardwear team in 1993, which was acquired by Columbia Sportswear in 2003. After the acquisition, Schrimsher joined Columbia Sportswear as regional sales manager. More recently, Schrimsher was an early member of the Crocs Footwear team.

END also opened its new design center in Portland at the historic John's Landing Water
Tower. In keeping with the company's sustainable business practices, the new design center provides a location that will make it convenient for END staff to commute by bike and public transportation. Originally built in 1903, the John's Landing Water Tower is a mixed-use building that has retained its historic character with modern, efficient updates.

Added Andrew Estey, CEO and creative director for END, “As we fast approach the delivery of our first season product to the retail channel, the addition of Vince and Barry, along with the opening of our new design center, further strengthens our team and our commitment to building a sustainable brand.”

For more information about END Footwear, visit the company blog at http://www.ENDoutdoor.com.


About END (environmentally neutral design) Footwear

Founded in 2007, END Footwear is an outside gear company building a new culture – not a new corporation – through an evolutionary design approach. Founded by award-winning shoe designer Andrew Estey and business partner Ben Finklea, END Footwear questions every component of design to minimize the environmental footprint of its products. For more information, visit the company's blog at http://www.endoutdoor.com.


# # #


Media Contact:
Melanie Adamson
MacKenzie Marketing Group
Phone: 503.225.0725
Mobile: 503.789.8455
Melaniea@mackenzie-marketing.com

Related

END Hires Industry Footwear Mavens

PORTLAND, Ore. — May 8, 2007 — END, a new sustainability company focused on designing outside gear, started by award-winning footwear designer Andrew Estey and business partner Ben Finklea, hired two industry footwear mavens — Jay Peery to direct world-wide sales and Jeff ...read more

Southeast Retailers Add END Footwear

PORTLAND, Ore. — July 14, 2008 — END Footwear, a new company focused on designing high performance and sustainable footwear, started by award-winning footwear designer Andrew Estey and business partner Ben Finklea, has added ten new retailers based in the Southeast. New ...read more

LaCrosse Footwear agrees to acquire END Footwear

PORTLAND, Ore. – LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: BOOT), a leading provider of branded work and outdoor footwear and apparel, announced Friday, May 8, that a newly-formed subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase certain assets of Environmentally Neutral ...read more

Factory Design Labs Adds Five New Staff Members and Promotes One

Denver, CO -- Factory Design Labs, the urban design collective with a focus on lifestyle industries - specifically action sports, entertainment and automotive - has announced the addition of five new team members and a promotion.Steve Moore has joined Factory as the Account ...read more

Boa Technology Adds Two New Staff Members

Steamboat Springs, CO - Boa Technology, the developer of precision lacing systems for performance and outdoor footwear, announced today the addition of two new employees to their R&D team. Adam Wood was hired to serve a two-year term as China Operations Engineer at Boa's ...read more

Gregory Packs adds new designer to R&D team

SACRAMENTO, Calif.–Gregory Mountain Products added a new product designer to its research and design division this week. John McGuire joins the Gregory team with experience in the outdoor backpack, commuter/lifestyle and travel bag categories. Most recently, McGuire worked at ...read more

Inaugural Outdoor Retailer Virtual Design Center LIVE Registration Now Open

Inaugural Outdoor Retailer Virtual Design Center LIVE Registration Now Open One-day online interactive conference will bring product designers, developers and suppliers together to advance "Sustainability through Design" SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - November 19, 2010 - Outdoor ...read more

END Footwear design innovations to be integrated into LaCrosse and Danner products

PORTLAND, Ore. – August 7, 2009 – LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. (Nasdaq/NMS: BOOT), a leading provider of branded work and outdoor footwear and apparel, announced today its strategic decision to discontinue END Footwear (Environmentally Neutral Design) as a standalone outdoor and ...read more

SCARPA adds staff to integrated NorAm repair and distribution center

BOULDER, Colo. – Adding staff to create more seamless integration between a new, official warranty/repair department, existing distribution center and adjacent front offices, SCARPA North America promoted Bill Mueller to the newly created position of Logistics Manager and hired ...read more