PrimaLoft® Announces New Personnel Appointments

PrimaLoft® – Insulation Technology™ has promoted Steve Cuthbert to the newly created position of National Sales Manager, PrimaLoft Yarn. Beginning August 7, 2006, Rodney Lane will replace Cuthbert as Eastern US Territory Manager
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Albany, NY – PrimaLoft® – Insulation Technology™ has promoted Steve Cuthbert to the newly created position of National Sales Manager in charge of new business development and sales of PrimaLoft Yarn. Beginning August 7, 2006, Rodney Lane will replace Cuthbert as Eastern US Territory Manager responsible for expanding new business opportunities in the Eastern US for PrimaLoft in the outdoor, wintersports and apparel markets.

Cuthbert joined PrimaLoft as Eastern US Territory Manager in 2004. As Territory Manager, he was successful in penetrating new accounts and strengthening the PrimaLoft brand in the outdoor and apparel markets. Previously, Cuthbert held positions in account sales and product management with Malden Mills in Lawrence, MA. He has a B.S. in Textile Management and Marketing from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and an M.S. in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology in Charlottesville, VA. Cuthbert reports directly to Joe Rumiesz, PrimaLoft VP and General Manager, and is based out of the PrimaLoft headquarters in Albany, NY. He can be reached at Steve_Cuthbert@albint.com.

Lane was most recently a Product Development Specialist with The Orvis Company based in Manchester, Vermont. Prior to joining Orvis, Lane spent 20 years with L.L. Bean. He began his career there as an Assistant Product Manager and advanced within the company to various positions to include Product Development Manager, International Merchandise Manager, and finally Retail Merchandise Manager. Lane holds a B.S. in Economics from Villanova University, Villanova, PA. He will report directly to Eileen Berner, PrimaLoft Sales Director, and be based out of Topsham, Maine. Lane can be reached at Rodney_Lane@albint.com.

“Steve's background and experience with textile development and sales will be extremely valuable as we expand our new Yarn business,” said Eileen Berner. “Rodney's experience in merchandising, product development, multi-channel retailing, brand development and strategic marketing has formed the perfect combination of skills needed to help PrimaLoft remain a leader in the global marketplace that we compete in today.”

PrimaLoft® - Insulation Technology™ is manufactured by and a registered trademark of Albany International Corp. and is featured worldwide in outerwear, sleeping bags, gloves, footwear, socks, and luxury bedding. PrimaLoft's manufacturing facilities are located in the US, Italy and China. For additional information, contact the Sales and Marketing Group at 800-833-3836 x2238 or visit www.primaloft.com.

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