SCARPA North America announces “Rep of the Year” - SNEWS

SCARPA North America announces “Rep of the Year”

Award highlights outstanding results from KNS Reps for a successful year at SCARPA

BOULDER, COLO. – SCARPA North America recently awarded their “Rep of the Year” honor to KNS Reps.

The KNS Reps agency might be small at just three representatives in the field, but they pack a powerful punch in the way of SCARPA awareness, growth and success in the Rocky Mountain region. In fact, they have been so influential in their territory that Big Agnes, who KNS also represents, awarded KNS a similar distinction for their work on that brand.

The KNS reps yielded more than a 20% overall growth in spring and fall of 2010 for SCARPA in their region as well as a 16% increase in pre-season bookings for Fall 2010 and a 34% increase for Spring 2011.

The team provides an invaluable resource in their informational website that allows retailers to access material about the brand, contact information and even training videos. They also brought excellent communication and follow-up with the SCARPA North America internal team and effectively employed innovative strategies to grow business and meet all goals.

“We chose KNS Reps as the SCARPA Rep of the Year for 2010 for a variety of reasons, both objective and subjective,” said Mark Mathews, Director of Sales for SCARPA North America. “They are one of the premier outdoor sales agencies in the country. I can always count on them to execute to our goals effectively and creatively, and we feel very fortunate to have such a high caliber agency representing our brand in the Rockies.”

KNS Reps includes team members Kirk Haskell, Scott Sutton and Tim Cumbo, who combine for more than 25 years of experience in the outdoor industry. For more information on KNS Reps, visit

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America

Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit