Jim Markley Retires From SmartWool

SmartWool announced today that Jim Markley is retiring as of Director of Sales after ten years with the company.

CONTACT: Carson Stanwood
Stanwood & Partners Public Relations

SmartWool, the leading performance brand of wool-based apparel, socks and accessories, announced today that Jim Markley is retiring as of Director of Sales after ten years with the company.

SmartWool was recently acquired by Timberland, a milestone that represented the “perfect time to step away,” according to Markley. “It's been a great run,” he said. “The brand was under a million dollars in sales when I took over in 1996 and we had a fraction of the SKUs we have today. The company's success was very satisfying, but the best part of working for SmartWool has been the people. I am a far better person today because of the opportunity that I had to work and get to know everyone at SmartWool and their families”.

“All the SmartWoolians are grateful to Jim for the job he did in positioning this company as the dominant brand in the outdoor and snowsports markets,” said Chip Coe, SmartWool's President. “I can say, without any hesitation, that no person has contributed more to the success of the SmartWool brand than Jim. The search is on for his replacement, but they'll be big socks to fill”.

Markley's retirement is effective March 31, 2006. He will continue to work though the spring trade shows, after which the SmartWool sales office will transition from Chattanooga, TN to Steamboat.

SmartWool is the leading performance brand of wool-based apparel, socks and accessories. Nothing can compare to SmartWool for the ultimate in performance, comfort and easy care. SmartWool is superior at vaporizing moisture, controlling temperature and odor and is guaranteed not to shrink. It's also a renewable resource that illustrates the design genius of evolution. For information on the full range of SmartWool products or to find a dealer near you, please log onto SmartWool's award winning website: www.smartwool.com or contact Alli Noland, Stanwood & Partners PR, 307-733-1514 or anoland@wyoming.com.


SmartWool Announces New Management Assignments

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – With the close of 2006 business, SmartWool, the Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based manufacturer of high-quality, versatile merino wool products, continues to focus on growth and product leadership, SmartWool is pleased to announce the addition of three ...read more

SmartWool to Unveil Green Booth at OR

OR Booth # 32091 will be home to new thinking in sustainable booth design as well as the industry's best-selling lines of merino wool socks, base layers and accessories. SmartWool, in partnership with Condit Exhibits, has created a new booth that uses 65% LEEDS (Leadership in ...read more

SmartWool Announces 4th Round of Advocacy Grants

SmartWool Corporation is very pleased to announce today the latest round of grant recipients from the SmartWool Advocacy Program, which includes the SmartWool Advocacy Fund and the SmartWool Breast Cancer Fund. This round of grants is our largest so far with $113,000 distributed ...read more

NSGA President & CEO Jim Faltinek Announces Retirement

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (January 3, 2008) – The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) today announced that James L. Faltinek, its President and CEO, will voluntarily retire from the Association May 2, 2008. The Association plans to consider both internal and external candidates ...read more

SmartWool to Sell Special Edition Hat at Winter Trade Shows

(STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO) – More than a thousand youth and their mentors will benefit from a SmartWool fundraiser at both SIA '07 and the Winter OR Show. SmartWool will be selling special edition hats with proceeds from each sale going to non-profit organizations that promote ...read more

Joe Decker Retires From Tecnica After 34 Years of Loyal Service

WEST LEBANON, NH. (May 3, 2011) Joe Decker announced he is retiring from Tecnica/Blizzard after 34 years as sales representative in Colorado. Joe's contribution to the company during his many years of service was acknowledged by Giancarlo Zanatta, Chairman and CEO of The Tecnica ...read more

Jürgen Lohrberg retires from ispo

After 30 years with the international sports trade fair ispo, Jürgen Lohrberg is retiring on May 31, 2006.He became project manager at the Munich Messe- und Ausstellungs GmbH in 1969. The Munich Trade Fair was just five years old at that time and still working to receive ...read more

SmartWool Shuffles Marketing Department

SmartWool is pleased to announce a restructuring of the Marketing Department with Carol Davidson taking the reins as Creative Director and Gardner Flanigan promoted to Marketing Director. In a never-ending quest to grow and improve processes within SmartWool to best serve ...read more

Mark Bryden Named Interim SmartWool General Manager

Mark Bryden Named Interim SmartWool General ManagerChip Coe Retires After Six Years of Dedicated ServiceSTEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – (September 29, 2006) – SmartWool Corporation, the Steamboat Springs, Colorado-based manufacturer of high-quality, versatile merino wool products ...read more