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Marmot announces the appointment of Andy Welling as the new North American Director of Sales for the company, effective October 16th, 2006. Mr. Welling will manage all aspects of company sales and distribution for Marmot in North America, including the U.S. and Canadian sales force and key accounts. Welling said of the appointment, â€œI am excited to be joining the Marmot team. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to leverage the Marmot brand in the outdoor industry and to further develop the relationships with the specialty retailers.â€
Welling will report to the Vice President of Sales of the Technical Apparel Platform (T.A.P.) of K2, Roanne Miller. Ms. Miller commented, â€œWe are very excited to welcome Andy to the Marmot team. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us continue achieving our company goal of providing the best sales service to the outdoor industry.â€
Andy has extensive sales management experience in the outdoor industry, having held positions with New England Rope, Kelty Pack, The North Face and, most recently, Patagonia. He is an active climber, skier, competitive road bike racer and an alumnus of Outward Bound and Hartwick College. He is also a former commercial fisherman out of Narragansett Bay, RI.
About Marmot Mountain LLC.
Marmot Mountain LLC. operates under K2 Inc. (NYSE: KTO), a premier, branded consumer products company with a portfolio of leading brands including Rawlings, Worth, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Brass Eagle, Worr Games, Stearns, Volkl, Marker, K2, Ride, Olin, Morrow, Tubbs, Atlas, Ex Officio, Planet Earth, Adio and Hawk. K2’s diversified mix of products is used primarily in team and individual sports activities such as baseball, softball, fishing, paintball, watersports activities, alpine skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, in-line skating, camping, trekking, skate boarding, and mountain biking.