Winona, MN - Wenonah Canoe, Inc. today announced the promotion of Mike Looman to North American Sales Manager for Specialty Markets effective 01 August 2015. Looman will oversee sales for all of Wenonah Canoe’s brands including, Wenonah Canoe, C4 Waterman, Current Designs Kayaks and QCC Kayaks. Mike joined Wenonah Canoe in 2003 in Wenonah’s canoe vacuum bagging operation. In less than a year, he was promoted to his current position, Global Logistics & Warehouse Manager. Starting in 2006, Mike joined Wenonah’s trade show teams participating in both consumer and business-to-business events. For the past several years, Mike’s been given full leadership in planning and execution of North American trade shows. Along this path, Mike took full advantage of the company’s program to fund employee paddling education and training. To date, Mike’s American Canoe Association (ACA) credentials are: ACA Level 3, Coastal Kayaking and ACA Level 2, Essentials of Stand Up Paddleboarding. Mike also brings over three years specialty retail sales management experience from a local Winona, MN brick and mortar enterprise. Mike will be based out of the Wenonah Corporate headquarters located in Winona, MN where he lives with his wife and two children. The North American sales force and Winona-based customer and consumer service groups will report directly to Looman and Looman will report directly to Wenonah Canoe’s Vice President, Bill Kueper.
About Wenonah Canoe, Inc.
Established formally in 1968 in Winona, Minnesota, Wenonah Canoe has roots reaching back to the 1950's. The company is the outgrowth of a lifelong devotion to paddling by Mike Cichanowski, who began canoeing as a young Boy Scout. Cichanowski’s passion manifested itself into a life’s business while he was still in college. Today, Wenonah Canoe’s brands including Wenonah Canoe, Current Designs Kayaks, C4 Waterman and QCC Kayaks are available globally through knowledgeable retailers and distributors. Learn more at www.wenonah.com, www.facebook.com/WenonahCanoe, www.cdkayak.com, www.facebook.com/CurrentDesigns, www.c4waterman.com, www.facebook.com/C4WatermanFan, www.qcckayaks.com, www.facebook.com/qcckayaks.