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

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
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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.


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