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Mountain Hardwear Welcomes Tom Shores and Mark Kallerud

Mountain Hardwear welcomes two new members to the Sales Management Team. Tom Shores will serve as Western Regional Sales Manager. Mark Kallerud will fulfill the role of Regional Specialty Sales Manager.
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Richmond, CA (May 16, 2011) - Mountain Hardwear, a leader in technical outdoor equipment, apparel and accessories, welcomes two new members to the Sales Management Team. Tom Shores will serve the Mountain Hardwear Sales force as Western Regional Sales Manager, while Mark Kallerud will fulfill the role of Regional Specialty Sales Manager for the Mountain Hardwear and Montrail brands.

Drawing on more than a decade of sales and management experience, Tom Shores will play a key role on the Sales Management Team helping to drive Mountain Hardwear's U.S. sales strategy. As the Western Regional Sales Manager, Tom will work with strategic accounts and help to establish the framework that will allow Mountain Hardwear to realize the growth path that lies ahead.

“Tom's outdoor passions, retail background and multi-brand experience have helped shape Tom as a natural sales leader,” said Jason McGibbon, national sales manager of Mountain Hardwear. “His knowledge base and experience set will prove invaluable in creating and implementing best practices as we evolve the sales engine.”

Tom has spent the last 5 years managing key accounts for the Columbia Sportswear Company. Tom will report directly to National Sales Manager Jason McGibbon.


Mark Kallerud has been named the Regional Specialty Sales Manager for the Ohio Valley Territory (Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, and Indiana), effective immediately. Mark has over 25 years of experience in the outdoor industry working as a soft and hard goods buyer and general sales manager for one of the most recognized specialty retailers in the great lakes region, and a field sales representative for several ski industry brands. For the past 5 years, Mark has been working for Columbia Sportswear Inc. selling Sorel, Montrail and Columbia brands in the Great Lakes territory.

“We are committed to providing industry leading service and support to our specialty retailers,” said Jason McGibbon. “Mark comes to us with strong running and outdoor specialty relationships, excellent selling and service experience, and an ardent commitment to help the Mountain Hardwear and Montrail brands realize their full potential in the territory.”

Mark is based out of Avon, Ohio reporting to the Mountain Hardwear National Sales Manager, Jason McGibbon, and the Montrail National Sales Manager, Jason Hill.


ABOUT MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR:
Mountain Hardwear, Inc., based in Richmond, California, designs and markets mountaineering and outdoor apparel, equipment and accessories for ultimate performance and enjoyment in the outdoors. Mountain Hardwear is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company distributing its products through specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers throughout the United States and 58 countries worldwide. Mountain Hardwear has won numerous product and customer service awards since its inception, reflecting the company's commitment to and passion for innovation and service. At Mountain Hardwear, we believe in the bonds between friends, the connections that come from the hardship, enjoyment and awe found in the shared outdoor experience. We believe in the boldness of the human spirit, its thirst for challenge, and never settling for the status quo. Mountain Hardwear. www.MountainHardwear.com

About Montrail:
Montrail is a premium running brand known for its high performance running and recovery footwear. Serving as a running authority since 1993, Montrail is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear Company based in Richmond, Calif. Montrail distributes its products through specialty outdoor, running and sporting goods retailers throughout the United States and over 30 countries worldwide. Montrail is committed to delivering innovative performance footwear with outstanding runability for the New Breed of Runner. To learn more about Montrail, please visit: www.montrail.com.

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