Hydro flask wraps up successful first quarter with two key hires

Sales and operations at fledging water bottle maker in Bend expected to continue upward swing with addition of two new managers

Hydro Flask®, the world’s first and only all double-wall vacuum insulated bottle company, starts the first quarter of 2011with two new additions to its team; Andi Muzzioli and Charlie Ortega. Muzzioli joins Hydro Flask as Operations Manager and Ortega has filled the Director of Sales position.

Hydro Flask experienced a 600% growth in sales in 2010. Hydro Flasks are sold in more than 1,000 retail stores worldwide. With Muzzioli and Ortega working at the Hydro Flask World Headquarters in Bend, the company plans to launch new products and expand into new market categories in 2011.

Muzzioli has extensive experience managing hectic office environments, which she’ll use to help streamline Hydro Flask operations. Muzzioli is educated with a background in Advertising Management from Portland State University. She is an Oregon native and enjoys Bend’s outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, rafting and yoga.

As Director of Sales, Ortega will oversee Hydro Flask’s sales efforts worldwide, strengthening and managing an international team of sales representatives and handling in-house accounts. Ortega is the previous Director of Sales for Procraft Heritage Creations, which specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom golf interiors and clubhouse millwork. Ortega resides in Bend with his wife and two children.

“2011 is off to a great start and I’m really excited about these two additions to our team,” says Hydro Flask founder Travis Rosbach. “They both bring great energy and experience, and contribute to our unique Hydro Flask team in important ways.”

Bend, OR based Hydro Flask® formed in the spring of 2009 to create a beverage bottle that truly performs in every environment. The end result is the only all-insulated bottle company in the world that produces double- wall vacuum insulated bottles that are BPA and toxin free. Using only high-quality 18/8 stainless steel that does not need a liner which can leach toxins, the bottles keep hot liquids hot for at least 12 hours and cold liquids cold for more than 24 hours. Hydro Flasks are stylish, durable, lightweight, reusable, and 100% recyclable. Hydro Flask simultaneously launched FivePercentBack.org™ to offer a give-back program from proceeds of each flask sold to be put toward a charity selected by the bottle user. To learn more about Hydro Flask’s commitment to the enhancement of life and earth, visit FivePercentBack.org. www.hydroflask.com www.twitter.com/hydroflaskwww.facebook.com/hydroflask