Purnell expands sales force in the Rockies and Canada with addition of two new reps


SANTA BARBARA, CA – Purnell, maker of versatile crossover sportswear for everyday adventures, is pleased to announce the addition of two new sales representatives operating in the key territories of the Rockies and Canada.

Michael King, a 30-year outdoor industry veteran, will be responsible for sales in the Rockies. King’s experience includes helping to establish brands including Clif Bar, Pearl Izumi and Felt Bicycles.

“We’re really lucky to be working with Michael King,” Purnell Co-founder Brita Womack. “He has so much experience in the industry, and the Rockies are going to be a key territory as we continue to grow.”

Bob Kirkup, based in Ontario, will be responsible for Purnell sales in Canada. Kirkup has more than 30 years of experience in the outdoor, ski, boat and bike industries. In addition to Purnell, Kirkup is currently working with Bergans of Norway, Newline Sport, Will Leather Goods, Everest Designs, Aksovaara and Rudy Project. 

“Bob Kirkup is going to be a great asset to Purnell, as Canada has been unexplored territory for our brand,” said Womack. “We’re confident our neighbors to the north will appreciate Purnell’s blend of style and functionality.”

Michael King can be reached at (847) 910-3696 or by email at mkmichealking@gmail.com. Bob Kirkup can be reached at (613) 355-8737 or by email at bkirkup@rogers.com.

For more information on Purnell’s full line of women’s and men’s apparel, visit https://www.purnellgear.com/

About Purnell

Creating simple styles for a complicated world, Purnell infuses timeless American silhouettes with modern functionality. Purnell’s heritage is rooted in solving global problems through sustainable product innovation, and the same engineering mindset is applied to its clothing designs. Traditional patterns and colorways are combined with soft, yielding fabrics. The finest details of cut and seam placement are optimized for activity and movement. The result is a classic – yet functional and athletic – line that’s equally at home at the studio, the worksite and the campsite. For more info, visit https://www.purnellgear.com/. For additional media information, contact Chris Hrenko at Pale Morning Media: chris@palemorning.com, (802) 496-6092.