Garmont Builds Top Notch Sales Agency Team in North America

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Garmont North America, a full service subsidiary of Garmont International S.R.L. in Montebelluna, Italy, is building a solid team of sales agencies across the country to support the brand launch for Fall 2015 and beyond. Garmont will be at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market Show debuting its collections of outdoor performance footwear at booth 29113W. Its compelling new footwear designs are rooted in high altitude performance and this heritage influences other category products including backpacking, hiking and approach.

“Our sales agency teams have a great knowledge of and relationships in the outdoor footwear industry to purely represent the brand,” said Ben Palliser, director of sales for Garmont. “Together we will bring the energy of Garmont, its premium footwear collections, and its passion for adventure to mountain athletes here in North America.”

To date, the Garmont sales team includes: Clear Creek Reps in the Rocky Mountains; South Sales in the Pacific Northwest; The Road North, LLC in New England; Eastern Outdoor Sales in the South East; and the Arete Sales Group in the Mid Atlantic region.

“We have a strong opportunity and unique story to tell at retail,” notes Palliser. “Our sales efforts will focus on developing an effective and mutually beneficial relationship with specialty retail stores.”

Supporting the will power of mountain athletes in the Rocky Mountains is Clear Creek Reps. With over 50 years of combined experience the agency holds strength in the footwear industry. The team consisting of Smoky Anderson, Owen Dennehy, and Chappy Stewart are passionate outdoor adventurers and are active in protecting open spaces. Contact: Clear Creek Reps; Owen Dennehy; (303) 569-2343; owen@clearcreekreps.com.

Covering the Mid-Atlantic is Arete Sales Group, founded by Jamie Baker. Jamie cut his teeth in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania fly-fishing, hiking and skiing. His professional career in the outdoor industry began working for Moraines Sales as a Tech Rep for Rocky Mountain Underground Skis. Contact: Arete Sales Group LLC; James Baker; aretesalesgroup@gmail.com; (215) 527-9406.

Representing Garmont in the Northwest is South Sales, based in Eugene, Oregon. Owner Erica South brings the knowledge of more than 20 years of outdoor industry experience to support the work of her buyers. Erica finds solace in cycling, climbing, running and river adventures. Contact: South Sales; Erica South; (541) 393-9574; erica.south@gmail.com.

Sharing the energy of Garmont in New England is The Road North, LLC. Owner Tim Augustinowicz has over 30 years of experience in the outdoor and ski industries. He is an active backcountry and Nordic skier and also enjoys mountain biking, trail running and vintage motocross racing. Contact: The Road North LLC; Tim Augustinowicz; (802) 356-1586; teletimaugie@gmail.com.

Eastern Outdoor Sales, LLC will represent Garmont in the Southeast, a key territory for the premium mountain, backpacking and hiking brand. With over 30 years of experience in the outdoor industry Allyn and Maria Morton (a husband and wife team) have a love for the mountains. They attend Appalachian Trail events and repair gear for free in a way of giving back and paying it forward to thousands of hikers each season along the trail. Contact: Eastern Outdoor Sales, LLC; Allyn Morton;
828.963.7710; eosmorton@charter.net.

Palliser is continuing to assemble the team of sales agencies throughout the U.S. and Canada. If your sales group is interested in representing Garmont, please reach out to ben.palliser@garmontnorthamerica.com.

About Garmont

With 50 years of mountain culture, Garmont is a performance footwear brand committed to creating premium shoes and boots for alpine adventures. Garmont believes innovation is defined by the meaningful selection of the best quality components and constructions, all built into designs that enhance fit and movement in support of your mountain experiences. Expand Your World. Power Your Will. www.garmontnorthamerica.com. 1-844-GARMONT.

PR Contact: Emily Snayd, emily@hfscommunications.com, 203.395.8834.

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