Petzl America Names Jesse Edmundson as Headlamp Division Manager

Petzl, a leading manufacturer of technical climbing gear and Hands-Free Lighting™, today announced the hire of Jesse Edmundson as Headlamp Division Manager.
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Petzl, a leading manufacturer of technical climbing gear and Hands-Free Lightingâ„¢, today announced the hire of Jesse Edmundson as Headlamp Division Manager. With a background in electrical engineering and international business, Jesse brings his technical and sales expertise to Petzl's popular and successful headlamp lines.

Jesse, known through the industry as “Sus”, has moved to the SLC area from Boise, Idaho, where he helped launch and served as General Manager of the Front Boise Climbing Club. In running the Front, Sus managed all operations, marketing, and monthly sales and revenue goals. Prior to his years in Boise, Edmundson served as CEO of Asana Climbing, a manufacturer of custom pad systems for bouldering walls. A dedicated climber himself, Sus also coached the Treasure Valley, Idaho YMCA's climbing team.

“To me, Petzl has always been an icon within the worlds of verticality and lighting. Their innovative designs have not only influenced and shaped headlamp evolution, but created the capabilities for individuals to attain their goals,” said Edmundson. “Petzl has been involved with some of the greatest achievements and challenges that the climbing and outdoor sport world has known. I am proud to be a part of a team that strives to advance future achievements, be it athletic, industrial, or environmental.”

As the Headlamp Division Manager, Sus will be directly responsible for sales and product management, market research, and for developing new opportunities while servicing Petzl's existing customers. Additionally, he will develop sales strategy for the headlamp lines and oversee any new product launches.

About Petzl
Petzl America is the U.S. division of Petzl, headquartered in France. For over 50 years, Petzl has been developing innovative tools and techniques used by those entering the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing and alpinism. Petzl climbing hardware and headlamps can be found in outdoor specialty shops and premium sporting goods retailers around the world. Petzl has been recognized by Outside Magazine as one of America's Best Places to Work, 2008, and received a Utah Work/Life award in the same year. For more information, log on to www.petzl.com.

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