Granite Gear Adds Two to Sales Team

Granite Gear announces a new International Sales Manager and Director of Government/Military Relations.
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Granite Gear is pleased to announce two new members to its sales team. Lynn Hopper is the company's new International Sales Manager. “Lynn comes to us with great determination, excellent communication skills and highly developed analytic abilities, and I'm very confident he will be a key part in the continued growth of Granite Gear's international business” said Granite Gear co-owner and CFO Mike Cruikshank.

Hopper is a passionate backcountry snowboarder and also enjoys mountain biking and backpacking. International retailers can reach him at lynn@granitegear.com.

The other new addition is T. Scott Hill, who as Director, Government/Military Relations, heads sales efforts to international, federal, state and local government agencies. Jeff Knight, co-owner and CEO, commented that, “With Scott's wide array of government contacts and strong understanding of public sector buying processes, we look forward to a rapid increase in our business in this sector.”

Hill, a retired Navy SEAL Officer & Veteran who has been in the private sector working with portfolio companies selling into government/military for 20 years, will be working with both Granite Gear's consumer product line and Granite Tactical, the militarylaw enforcement arm of the company.
Scott Hill can be contacted at scotth@granitegear.com.

Granite Gear has been bringing innovative products to the outdoor marketplace for 26 years. Their award winning backpacks, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, dog products and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, we have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for our products

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