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Portland, OR (June 2, 2014) – Hi-Tec Sports USA is pleased to announce they have hired, Nate McGinnis as VP Sales at Magnum Boots and Marit Tegelaar as Consumer Marketing Specialist for Hi-Tec and Magnum Brands.
Nate McGinnis will be the new Vice President at Magnum Boots overseeing sales, management, product and sourcing. Most recently at Chinook Footwear, McGinnis was instrumental in quadrupling business over the past 7 years. McGinnis comes to Magnum with a long list of solid relationships from years in the footwear industry and his mission is to help reps drive business, increase sales and look at new avenues of distribution.
“Nate will be a solid addition to the team with his high level business professionalism and his history of customer relationships will help with our company’s growth,” said Ian Little, Marketing Manager at Hi-Tec Sports USA.
As Consumer Marketing Specialist, Tegelaar has been tasked with managing all communications for the Hi-Tec and Magnum brands, including social media, public relations, brand websites, sponsorship requests, Point Of Sale collateral, staff training and more, continuing to build the brands through positioning and communication.
“Marit is the perfect fit for the team, while recently obtaining her Masters Degree from the University of Portland in Management Communications,” said Ian Little, Marketing Manager at Hi-Tec Sports USA.
Founded in 1974 by company Chairman Frank van Wezel, and with annual sales exceeding $250 million, Hi-Tec created the lightweight-hiking category with the introduction of the Sierra Sneaker and Sierra Lite hiking boot. Today, Hi-Tec remains true to its heritage, offering technical footwear and apparel for outdoor adventure. With nearly four decades of product and performance technology innovation, Hi-Tec is committed to making rugged, durable products for work, trails and life, authentically inspired by the real outdoor experience. Hi-Tec Sports USA is a subsidiary of Hi-Tec Sports, PLC, Amsterdam. Hi-Tec products are sold in over 70 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.hi-tec.com/us and follow us on facebook.com/hitecusa and twitter/hitecusa.
Since 1982, Magnum has been providing high-performance tactical and service product with credibility second to none. It is the mission of Magnum to be the best in class by delivering unsurpassed product designed for its end user. Distributed in over 100 countries, Magnum attacks the marketplace with unmatched comfort, technology and value in uniform footwear used by law enforcement, military, fire/rescue, emergency medical, work/ safety and service agencies around the world. For more information, visit us online: http://www.magnumboots.com.
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