PrimaLoft Expands Technical and Sales Teams: Eric Ritter Named Product Development Engineer, Jared Cieslewicz Joins as Territory Sales Manager

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ALBANY, N.Y. (October 9, 2013) – In preparation for several major product announcements in 2014, PrimaLoft (www.primaloft.com), the world leader in comfort solutions, providing high-performance insulations, yarn and fabrics used in outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear, hunting and military applications, is expanding its technology and sales teams. Eric Ritter was named product development engineer and Jared Cieslewicz has joined as a territory sales manager.

Ritter is responsible for new product development for the insulation segment of the business. Ritter has over 25 years of textile engineering expertise and most recently worked for Tex Tech Industries in Portland, Maine, where he handled research and development, production, management of raw materials and manufacturing. He has patented materials in fire-blocking fabric, thermal and acoustic fabrics, enhanced energy absorbing materials, and carbon-based weld blankets. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and received his Master’s in Materials and Textile Engineering from Drexel University. 

As a territory sales manager, Cieslewicz will apply his 17 years of outdoor industry experience to working with PrimaLoft brand partners. He will also develop new relationships with iconic brands that would benefit from PrimaLoft’s proprietary technologies. 

Prior to PrimaLoft, Cieslewicz was product developer at Black Diamond. Cieslewicz graduated from The University of Utah and has a Juris Doctor/Stegner Certificate in Natural Resource and Land Use from The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. 

“Eric and Jared come to PrimaLoft with proven track records in categories that are top priorities for growth,” said Mike Joyce, PrimaLoft CEO. “Their in-depth industry and technology expertise will be essential to PrimaLoft as we build our arsenal of disruptive technologies and enlist new brands as our partners.”

PrimaLoft recently marked its 25th anniversary and first year as a private company led by Joyce. He and his team are focused on reinvesting in the brand to drive innovation, elevate its partnerships and raise the company’s global profile. 

About PrimaLoft®

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, PrimaLoft® insulation was originally developed for the U.S. army as a water-resistant, synthetic alternative to down in the 1980s. Today, PrimaLoft is the research and development leader in high-performance insulations and fabrics, providing ultimate comfort solutions to its users from head to toe. The PrimaLoft® brand is recognized globally and is used in leading outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, work wear, hunting and military applications. For more information, visit www.PrimaLoft.com. 

PrimaLoft® is a registered Trademark of PrimaLoft, Inc. 

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