Outdoor Research, manufacturer of functional solutions for human powered adventure, announced that Jackton Downard has been hired as the International Sales Manager – Asia Pacific and South America. Jackton’s background represents a strong base of the retail environment and solid sales experience as a rep in the Pacific Northwest. He has serviced accounts in WA, OR, AK, MT and ID over the past 12 years for such brands as Chaco Sandals, Gregory Packs, Atlas Snowshoes, Teko Socks and others. “Jackton has established and grown sales significantly for these lines over the past decade and he has a solid understanding of all the tools to affect strong brand presence and sell through in the retail environment,” said Alex Kutches, VP of Sales and Marketing.
“It is very exciting to be part of a company with such a strong heritage in our industry and such passionate people. Being able to drive the global distribution strategy is a great opportunity to expand a very authentic brand into established and growing markets.” commented Downard.
Jackton holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute and he has a strong background as a climber and skier. This unique blend of business acumen and first hand experience with product will add significant credibility with our international customers. “I think his vast experience and interaction within the climbing community will help us grow as we look to gain a stronger presence in this market place,” said Christian Folk, PR Coordinator.
Based in Seattle, WA, Outdoor Research designs and manufactures functions solutions for human powered adventure. Outdoor Research offers technically innovative and superior Apparel, Headwear, Handwear, Gaiters, Storage and Shelter Systems. Product testing and high-quality construction is backed up with OR’s Infinite Guarantee®. In 2005, OR became the North American distributor for Exped, an innovative Swiss company with many ‘new classics’ in its line. Outdoor Research enthusiastically supports the outstanding conservation, access and educational efforts of a variety of organizations and encourages our customer to do the same.
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