Osprey Announces Departure of CEO


Cortez, CO – September 22, 2016Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance packs, announced the departure of its CEO Tom Barney. Barney joined Osprey in August 2001 and served as Osprey’s CEO for almost 15 years.

“Under Tom’s excellent leadership and direction, Osprey experienced significant sales growth and a broad increase in its retail and distribution partners. He helped establish Osprey as not only a leader in the outdoor industry, but also an excellent business partner,” said Mike Pfotenhauer, founder and owner of Osprey Packs.

Additionally, Barney has been a passionate advocate for the outdoor industry and OIA as well as supporting the growth, culture and welfare of Osprey’s ever growing employee base.

Pfotenhauer added, “All of us at Osprey want to thank Tom for his years of service and wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors.”

Barney will remain with Osprey until October 28. The company is in the final stages of its search for a replacement. The company plans to announce the appointment of Osprey’s next CEO before years’ end.

Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand's All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

Osprey Packs can be found online at www.ospreypacks.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit www.ospreypacks.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).