FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 21, 2011 â€“ Vancouver, British Columbia CANADA
Westcomb taps Industry Veteran to Lead U.S. Sales Effort
Westcomb Outerwear announces the hiring of Tommy Knoll to lead all wholesale and retail sales efforts in the United States. Knoll is responsible for the management of all sales programs, independent sales representatives and revenue production in the US.
Knoll comes to Westcomb with a deep knowledge of the outdoor industry having served in various management and leadership roles throughout his twenty years in the industry. Most recently, Knoll served as Business Development Manager for Sport Hansa and Managing Director of C.A.M.P. USA.
Founder and Creative Director Alan Yiu says about the hire, â€œWe are encouraged by the leadership Tommy brings to the Westcomb team and look forward to working with him to further build Westcomb.â€ Further, Yiu states, â€œWestcomb is completing one of the strongest years since launching in 2006. The market has clearly validated Westcomb as a premier, specialty brand and we look forward to working with Tommy to continue the success in the U.S.â€
Contacted about the move, Knoll states, â€œI am really looking forward to working with Alan and the rest of the staff and sales team at Westcomb to further develop the brand. The product range is world class and has been designed with specialty athletes and users in mindâ€.
About: Westcomb Outerwear is a Canadian designer and manufacturer of high-performance technical apparel for climbers, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, para-gliders and anyone who wants to have a great time outdoors. Westcomb Outerwear is sold at specialty outdoor and ski stores across North America and Asia. The company's headquarters are based in Vancouver, B.C. Canada with a new U.S. sales office based in Boulder, Colorado.