Mountainsmith Strengthens Team with New Sales and Marketing Position

Jared Pangretic has joined Mountainsmith’s in-house team in the new position of sales and marketing coordinator.

Jared Pangretic has joined Mountainsmith's in-house team in the new position of sales and marketing coordinator. The announcement was made by Jay Getzel, national sales manager for Mountainsmith, the Colorado-based innovator of cutting edge packs, camera bags, and luggage. The move is the latest step by the company to strengthen its commitment to their retailers and consumers.

In this new position, Jared will manage the company website; expand direct marketing efforts though events, social media and the website; manage sponsorships; assist new dealers; and follow-up on new distribution channels. Jared joins the company after a stint as a sales representative for CBEYOND telecommunications in Denver, Colorado. Prior he gained social networking experience with Planet Rock in Pontiac, Michigan and marketing, customer service and tradeshow experience with the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming.

In his private life, Jared satisfies his thirst for adventure as a wilderness first responder, climber, backpacker, and fly fisherman, all activities that will provide him first hand experience with Mountainsmith products. “I'm excited to join Mountainsmith,” commented Jared. “The brand is unsurpassed in its category and I will enjoy doing my part to increase its value to our retail and consumer community.”

“Jared will be an ideal fit at Mountainsmith and a key contributor to the execution of our plans for 2010 and beyond,” stated Getzel. “His experience in sales, marketing, customer service and social media is just the right combination to round out our team. These skills, combined with his unbridled enthusiasm, are sure to inspire anyone that comes in contact with him and the Mountainsmith brand.”

Mountainsmith's commitment to innovation began in 1979 and continues to the present with a full line of active lifestyle products. The quality and comfort of all Mountainsmith products—technical backpacks, travel storage systems, luggage, camera bags, as well as the lumbar pack icons—set the standard for the worldwide outdoor marketplace. Mountainsmith manufactures, markets, and distributes an expanding group of products designed to meet the demands of travel on and off the trail, through airports, and anywhere that carrying-comfort is essential. Mountainsmith products are sold worldwide.