Richard Weight Named CEO of TEKO®

TEKO, innovation leader in sustainable, high performance socks, is pleased to announce that outdoor industry veteran and TEKO’s current Director of Sales, Rich Weight has been named as Chief Executive Officer.
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Boulder, CO – June 30, 2010 – TEKO, innovation leader in sustainable, high performance socks, is pleased to announce that outdoor industry veteran and TEKO's current Director of Sales, Rich Weight has been named as Chief Executive Officer.

“I am very proud to announce the promotion of Rich to CEO,” said Gordon Fraser, TEKO's Chairman of the Board. “I am confident in Rich's ability to drive sales growth and provide the highest levels of service to our dealers. Rich has all the skills, talents and experience needed to continue TEKO's unwavering commitment to providing innovative, high quality product while maintaining the organization's commitment to environmental sustainability. On behalf of the Board we thank Chip Coe for his service and wish him well for the future.”

Weight has more than 15 years experience in sales and product development in the outdoor and footwear industry. Prior to joining TEKO, Weight spent the past decade helping to grow emerging brands such as Chaco Sandals and Cloudveil.

“I've built my career growing premium brands that deliver strong value to retailers and consumers. With our various fiber options, superior product features, and commitment to American manufacturing, TEKO is such a brand. I'm also excited to maintain our role as a leader in environmental stewardship in the outdoor industry which is fundamental to the Teko brand. I look forward to leading a great team as we continue to build brand awareness and keep delivering superb value to our customers both here in the USA and in our export markets.”

About TEKO:
TEKO Socks: Best Socks ON the Planet, Best Socks FOR the Planet. Based in Boulder, CO, TEKO was founded on the belief that making high-performance outdoor products does not have to leave a heavy impact on our environment. Using only high-performance fibers and sustainable manufacturing processes, TEKO creates performance socks that are safer for the environment. From the raw materials, all the way down to the recycled paper packaging, TEKO's product line features environmentally sound materials, such as organic tekoMERINOâ„¢ wool and tekoPOLYâ„¢ recycled polyester. TEKO buys wind energy credits to ensure that 100% of the electricity used in manufacturing and operations is put back onto the energy grid from clean, sustainable American Wind. TEKO is unique in that its eco-friendly commitment extends to its entire product line, supply chain, and daily business practices.

Phone: 800.450.5784, Email: info@tekosocks.com
Website: www.tekosocks.com

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