Bend, OR (July 31, 2014) – Hydro Flask—the award-winning leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks—has welcomed two new members to its team. Brian Goodwin joins the Bend, Oregon headquarters as a Product Designer and Ben Hein takes on the role of Product Engineer. The new hires are indicative of the brand’s commitment to industry-leading products, constant innovation, and quickly growing market popularity.
Brian Goodwin will focus on consumer and activity-specific product design. He brings a solution-oriented and well-rounded design style to the Hydro Flask team, having worked with brands such as Nixon, Nike+, Forum, Columbia, Incase, Microsoft, Adidas, and GE Appliances. Brian has extensive experience in product design, but also has led branding, packaging, and in-store retail campaigns that have elevated companies on a global scale. His portfolio includes a variety of consumer-driven and design-oriented awards and accolades, including Consumer Reports Best Product Recognition, IDEA Gold Award, and Red Dot Design Award.
Ben Hein will take on the advancement of new hydration product concepts through the product development process. Most recently he was a Senior Design Engineer at Yakima Products where his influential work resulted in the launch of a new award-winning hitch-mounted bike-rack product line. Prior to Ben’s time at Yakima, he worked in product development and engineering with brands such GigaPan Systems, Automotive Industrial Marketing Corporation, and Daimler-Chrysler AG. His work at GigaPan developing consumer robotic photography equipment resulted in Editor’s Choice Awards from both American Photo and Popular Photography magazines for the EpicPro product.
“We’re extremely excited to have both Brian and Ben join our team,” Vice President of Marketing and Product David Visnack. “They’ve proven themselves as innovators and thought leaders in their respective fields and will be a huge part of Hydro Flask’s continued momentum.”
Goodwin began in mid-July and Hein will come on board on August 4th.
About Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask® began in the summer of 2009 with an epiphany on a Hawaiian beach, and became a reality in beautiful Bend, Oregon, one of the country’s premiere outdoor playgrounds. The company’s mission today is to save the world from lukewarm beverages.
Hydro Flask is now the award-winning* leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks and has recently expanded into the food and beverage industry with its food flasks and industry-first and only double wall vacuum insulted 64oz growlers. Using only high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, Hydro Flask delivers what people on the go have been looking for: a durable flask that keeps hots hot, colds cold, is stylish, 100% recyclable and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Hydro Flask believes that great flasks and great causes go hand in hand, and through its charitable arm, FivePercentBack.org™, offers a giveback program that allows consumers to allocate a portion of their flask sales to a charity they choose. For more about Hydro Flask’s charitable mission and commitment to making a difference in the community, visit www.FivePercentBack.org.