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Beyond Coastal and Chums Introduce New National Sales Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Chums, the creator of innovative outdoor eyewear retainers and highly sought after outdoor accessories, and Beyond Coastal, manufacturer of premium suncare products, this week announce Matt Patterson as National Sales Manager.


Patterson served most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing at Hydrapak, where he led the brand’s global sales development, including the launch of the Hydrapak OEM program. After his arrival at Hydrapak in 2005, the company soon became the hydration industry’s leading manufacturer of OEM reservoirs in partnership with brands like Shimano, The North Face, Marmot, Scott, and Nathan. Patterson will remain on the Hydrapak Sales Advisory Board.

Prior to Hydrapak, Patterson spent three years at The North Face, starting in retail management and eventually getting promoted to the marketing department, where he directed the creative marketing and collateral for the TNF sales team.

“Chums is an iconic outdoor industry brand, and I am honored to be a part of the Beyond Coastal and Chums family,” said Patterson. “From inception, both of these brands have been leaders in their respective fields in the outdoor, paddlesports, bike, climbing and ski industries, and I’m ready to help continue that trend and further our success.”

In his new post, Patterson will lead sales efforts for both brands and help develop new channels and products to continue to drive Chums and Beyond Coastal innovation and leadership.

“We could not be more pleased to add Matt to the team,” said Tom Ferries, VP of marketing for Beyond Coastal and Chums. “His experience in the outdoor industry and passion for this category make him a perfect fit for the vision of these brands. Combine that with his proven success in the sales field, and we’re setting the table for significant growth now and into the future.”

For more information on Beyond Coastal, click here. To learn more about Chums, click here.

About Beyond Coastal Suncare
Beyond Coastal’s mission is to offer clean and healthy sun care products for the active outdoor and natural lifestyle. From the mountains to the ocean and everywhere in between, Beyond Coastal has developed a comprehensive line of formulas trusted worldwide by everyone from professional athletes to active families. Our mission is to offer healthy alternative sunscreens that Protect, Nourish, Repair and Hydrate your skin. For more information, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook.

About Chums
Chums, the original eyewear retainer company, was founded in 1983 and is still thriving today as a globally-recognized outdoor brand. The brand is the innovative worldwide leader in high-quality, durable eyewear and sporting accessories and is devoted to “Helping You Hang On” to your gear. Chums is proud to be a US manufacturer. For more information, please visit or join the conversation on Facebook.

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