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Michael Gamble Named New VP of Sales at Exxel Outdoors

Michael Gamble is the new VP of Sales for Exxel Outdoors, a leading US manufacturer & distributor of outdoor gear & apparel. Exxel products are known for high quality at affordable prices, many being made in the USA.

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LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2008 – Michael Gamble has been named the new Vice President of Sales for Exxel Outdoors Inc., one of America’s leading outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers and distributors.

“As Exxel Outdoors is growing so quickly, we searched for that key sales executive who could lead our sales team to master this era of expansion,” remarked Harry Kazazian, founder and CEO of Exxel Outdoors.

“With fuel prices rising, people are staying closer to home for their recreational pursuits, and our family camping and recreational gear sales are going full-throttle,” explained Kazazian. “Mike’s extensive sales and marketing talents are a perfect match for Exxel.”

Gamble was previously a Regional Territory Sales Manager for Rocky Brands, Inc, and held management positions with Skechers USA, Hartwell Industries and Georgia Boot Company.

Former Exxel Vice President of Sales Donald Sands will become Vice President of Production.

About Exxel Outdoors, Family of Brands for the Outdoors

Exxel Outdoors is one of the country’s largest manufacturers and distributors of high quality outdoor recreational products at affordable prices. Exxel supplies major discount chains and sporting goods retailers, including Wal-Mart, Target, Kmart/Sears, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Cabela’s, Big Five Sporting Goods, and many others, in addition to numerous e-commerce sites.

Exxel Outdoors has a licensing agreement with Disney Consumer Products to distribute Disney camping and water sports gear. Exxel’s brands include Suisse Sport, X2O Water Sports, Master Sportsman, Prestige Apparel, and Exxel Outdoors for family camping. The company also manufactures OEM for numerous chain-store private labels.

The company’s products for adults and children include sleeping bags, tents, camp sets, folding chairs, air beds, truck air beds, wet suits and life vests, as well as apparel for hunting, fishing, skiing, military and outdoor work. Many Exxel products are made in the USA, environmentally friendly, high performance, breathable and weather resistant.

Headquartered in Haleyville, Alabama, with its corporate offices and distribution center in Irwindale, California, Exxel has the only significant sleeping bag factory in America, producing 1.4 million sleeping bags annually at their U.S. facility.

For press information, please contact Dahlia Greer, or 310-339-1060. Visit Exxel Outdoors: