WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT (October 27, 2015) —Ibex Outdoor Clothing, manufacturer of premium technical Merino wool apparel and accessories, hires Matt Kaplan as Vice President of Sales, effective November 4, 2015.
Kaplan brings more than two decades of sales and executive management experience to his new position at Ibex. Kaplan is coming to Ibex from Kuleana, a consulting firm offering services for sales force organization, go to market strategies, key account contacts, distributor relationships, and P&L management. No stranger to the outdoor industry, Kaplan has held executive positions at companies including Suunto North America, Footbalance System and most recently at Timberland, where he was the Director of Sales-West.
As Ibex continues to expand its wholesale channel, Kaplan’s initial focus will be working to support the sales force and retailers with all the tools necessary to strengthen wholesale distribution across North America, and take the Ibex wholesale business to the next level.
“Matt’s personal and professional passions align with Ibex extremely well,” said Ted Manning, CEO of Ibex Outdoor Clothing. “Matt has shown us his ability to create a strategic perspective for himself and Ibex. We look forward to getting him involved with all of our wholesale relationships.”
“These are exciting times for Ibex, and I’m ready to work closely with the executive team and sales team to grow the Ibex business,” said Kaplan. “It’s a true honor to be working with such a fantastic brand with amazing products and a passionate and dedicated consumer base. We are now ready to take Ibex to a much larger audience and expand our retail partnerships across the U.S. and Canada.”
At home in Boulder, Colorado, Kaplan is an avid trail runner, cyclist, mountain biker, skier and snowboarder. Kaplan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1997 and headquartered in White River Junction, VT, Ibex is a designer of year-round Merino wool outdoor clothing and cycling apparel, founded in the belief of the superior natural performance and properties of wool. Ibex couples the natural renewable resource with technical innovation and inspired design to create apparel for a diverse range of outdoor and active pursuits and passions. Men’s and Women’s items are divided into Ride, Base, ETC, Peak and Live categories, and are made from the best Merino wool fabrics sustainably sourced from New Zealand. All Ibex clothing and accessories are available for purchase online, in catalog and through outdoor specialty stores. For more information, please visit ibex.com.
Verde Brand Communications