evolv Announces Director of Sales; Minister of Culture

Buena Park, CA. — July 6, 2009 — Evolve Sports and Designs, parent company of rock climbing and approach shoe brand evolv, announced today that Jay Peery has joined evolv as Director of Sales.
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Buena Park, CA. — July 6, 2009 — Evolve Sports and Designs, parent company of rock climbing and approach shoe brand evolv, announced today that Jay Peery has joined evolv as Director of Sales.

Peery joins evolv after stints in sales management with Montrail, Sorel and END Footwear in Portland, OR. “it's wonderful to be getting back to my roots in the core of the Outdoor Industry.” Peery stated recently. “Quality, performance and people come first in everything evolv does, which are values I have always identifed with.”

Long time evolv employee, Buck Branson, has been promoted to the role of Minister of Culture. His responsibilities will include marketing, promotions and managing evolv's roster of grassroots and National caliber athletes. Branson commented that “My relationship with Evolv started as a sponsored athlete. Marketing and our team have always been my passions, and these passions are now my full time focus.”

“Jay is joining the evolv team at a transitional point in our history as a performance footwear brand” states evolv CEO and co-founder Brian Chung. “After a short time in the market we have managed a tremendous amount of growth and innovation. We now have a strong team in Buck and Jay to drive the continuation of that trend, as well as to help us find our way into the performance trail footwear marketplace”

About evolv –

Founded in 2003, evolv has quickly become a force in the climbing market. evolv's product line includes award winning climbing-specific footwear, approach footwear, climbing accessories, and climbing lifestyle products.

evolv maintains a US manufacturing facility, a resole operation doing business as Yosemite Bum and corporate offices in Buena Park, CA. In addition to footwear, evolv also markets high friction rubber outsoles under the TRAX label, including ECO TRAX which utilzes recyled rubber content.

evolv sposors some of the most prolific and talented climbers in the sport and produces a signature line of shoes developed with Chris Sharma. Chris has consistently driven standards in bouldering, sport climbing and deep water soloing throught the world.

Contact:

Evolve Sports and Designs
6769 8th Street
Buena Park, CA 90620
714.522.5556

Media inquiries: Buck Branson, buck@evolvsports.com - 760.505.4128

Sales inuiries: Jay Peery, jaypeery@evolvsports.com - 503.866.6162

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