Gibbon Slacklines Announces New VP of Sales

Emilio Torres joins the Gibbon team fueling the rapid growth of slacklining into a mainstream sport
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BOULDER, COLORADO– Gibbon Slacklines, manufacturers of slackline kits distributed exclusively by Canaima Outdoors in North and South America, welcomes Emilio Torres as Vice President of Sales.

Torres comes to Gibbon with over 20 years of experience in the snowsport, bike and outdoor industry. Employing his retail background, sales experience and aggressive style Torres is charged with developing and managing the North and South America sales force. Gibbon is currently distributed in twenty US states, British Columbia, Yukon, and Ontario Canada.

“Gibbon Slackline kits are a very unique product with tremendous growth potential, they are exciting, fun and beneficial for everyone. I look forward to building a strong sales organization that will focus on wholesale dealer growth furthering the availability of slacklining to the masses,” said Torres VP of Sales for Gibbon Slacklines.

Torres is the founder and former president of Oilme Bikes and Boards, specializing in cycling and snow sports he grew the company into a global brand. Torres has served as Director of Sales for Sherpani as well as Director of Sales Operations for Crocs. One of twenty original employees, Torres was a key player in creating Crocs global brand recognition and industry leader status.

Gibbon launched its North American distribution in May 2009 to an overwhelmingly positive response. Gibbon expects to see continued rapid growth with the addition of Torres as the public availability of Gibbon Slacklines increases.

Once a sport only accessible to climbers; Gibbon brings a new, easy to use slackline kit to the masses. Its 2”width and simple ratchet tensioner design have revolutionized slacklining and introduced a new activity to the U.S. For more information about Gibbon or the sport of slacklining, visit www.gibbonslacklines.com.

About Gibbon Slacklines:

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Gibbon Slacklines have gained popularity with dedicated recreational slackline users around the world. Used and enjoyed by everyone including kids, adults, physical therapists, and athletes of all levels. For a closer look at the addictive sport of slacklining visit www.gibbonslacklines.com to view photos, videos, tips and tricks,. Having undergone some of the most rigorous testing, Gibbon Slacklines are TUV certified, and comply with the strictest European performance standards.

For media queries, please contact Caitlin Welter at caitlin_welter@madriver.com or call 802.583.6070.

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