Granite Gear Designer Receives SGB’s 40 Under 40 Award


Two Harbors, MN -Granite Gear, manufacturer of award-winning backpacks, is proud to announce that their Senior Director of Design and Development, Michael Meyer, is a recipient of the prestigious ‘SGB 40 Under 40’ Award from Sporting Goods Business Magazine. The honor is awarded each year to 40 sporting goods industry executives and managers that have proven leadership skills within their organizations and the industry. 

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Meyer joined the Granite Gear team as Senior Director of Design & Development in February, 2013. Previously, Mike was Senior Industrial Designer at Under Armour, where he pioneered Under Armour’s in-house Bag and Pack division. Meyer brings a vast array of design and development skills to the Granite Gear team, and has proven himself as a leader who constantly strives for success, innovation, and growth.

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 “When I came to Granite Gear, there was one person I wanted to lead our design team and that was Mike,” said Granite Gear’s Vice President of Sales and previous SGB 40 Under 40 award recipient, Rob Coughlin. “I had huge expectations and he managed to surpass them all. Without a doubt, he’s the most talented and well-rounded designer that I’ve worked with in my 20+ years in manufacturing.”

The ‘SGB 40 Under 40’ award recipients are recognized as the future of the active lifestyle market. They will be profiled in the May issue of SGB Magazine. For more information on SGB’s 40 Under 40 awards, visit Sports One Source.

About Granite Gear
For 28 independent years, Granite Gear has brought cutting-edge products to the outdoor marketplace. Their award-winning backpacks, adventure travel gear, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Granite Gear’s desire is for all outdoor enthusiasts and travelers to experience the incredible durability and comfort of their products. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, they have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for their products.

Contact: Shelly Smith
Darby Communications