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Gregory Packs hires IT, Customer-Service Department leaders

Gregory Mountain Products, the industry leader in backpack fit, comfort and technology, this week hired two new department leaders, one to oversee information technology and the other to head up customer service.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Gregory Mountain Products, the industry leader in backpack fit, comfort and technology, this week hired two new department leaders, one to oversee information technology and the other to head up customer service.

As Gregory's new Information Technology Manager, John Sparks, brings more than 25 years of technology experience acquired through a variety of manager and programming positions, including his most recent post as Director of Systems Engineering at LexisNexis Examen, Inc. Sparks, who holds a degree in computer science, began his career as technology professional at Caribou Mountaineering and returns to the industry where he got his start after 25 years.

Hugh Ewing, Jr. will lead customer service as manager of that department. He brings a degree in business and over 20 years in sales, marketing, customer service and specialty retail to the post. Among his previous experience, Ewing worked as Director of Dealer and Customer Service for ExOfficio.

Both enjoy a variety of outdoors sports. Sparks is an avid skier, while Ewing is a cyclist, backpacker and climber with ascents in the Alaska Range, St. Elias Range, French Alps and Yosemite. Ewing also volunteers for Big City Mountaineers, and recently led two backpacking trips in Yosemite.

For more information about Gregory packs, visit www.gregorypacks.com or call 877.477.4292.

About Gregory Packs

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2007, Gregory Packs has been the longtime leader in expedition, backpacking and day packs. Gregory is world-renowned for setting durability, comfort and performance standard in backpacks. In recent years, Gregory won awards for its pack designs from such diverse media outlets as Outside Magazine, Backpacker Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Science, Men's Journal, Consumers Digest and Alpinist Magazine. Responsible for many industry firsts in backpacking fit and design, the Gregory research and design team, including company founder Wayne Gregory, continues to lead the way in innovative backpack technology and performance. For more information about Gregory packs, visit www.gregorypacks.com or call 877.477.4292.

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