Friday, August 05, 2005

SCARPA N.A. is Up and Running

SCARPA hired several key in house staff and independent reps for the Rocky Mountain and California territories. Mike Mead and Jonathan Degenhardt will join SCARPA NA in their new Boulder offices while Kirk Haskell and Scott Sutton will rep the Rockies and Ian Reid will cover Northern California.

"We have quickly assembled a team that shares the common bond of friendship and energy to help grow SCARPA in the future," explains Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Clark. "Additionally, we are in advanced discussions with rep groups in the northeast and Pacific Northwest and are actively interviewing so the remaining regions."

At SCARPA NA headquarters in Boulder, Mike Mead will take on responsibilities as Operations Manager while Jonathan Degenhardt will head up Customer Service. Mead¹s previous experience ranges from his most recent role as General Manager for Grivel North America in Salt Lake City, to previous work with SCARPA when Mead worked in Customer Service for Black Diamond Equipment. Degenhardt, likewise, brings diverse work and boot fitting experience from his time at Neptune Mountaineering, Trango and La Sportiva.

Kirk Haskell and Scott Sutton of KNS Reps will add SCARPA to their existing core line up in the Rockies including brands Ambler Mountain Works, Big Agnes, Cloudveil, G3, Jetboil Mountain Khakis and Nikwax. In northern California, SCARPA will be handled by Ian Reid of the Apex Group. Reid reps for K2 Telemark, Life Link USA, Gita Sporting Goods, Great Trango Holdings and is Executive Director for the Avalanche Ski Company which hosts outdoor winter safety/educational workshops.

The new SCARPA rep force will interface with Black Diamond¹s which will continue to handle SCARPA for the coming winter and throughout ski season. At the upcoming Summer Market show the transition will be made with the SCARPA NA team handling the Spring 2006 line and beyond.

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