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Arlington, WA – February 23, 2006 – Stohlquist WaterWare announced today the appointment of Jake Wisse as National Sales Manager. Wisse is taking his industry background and passion for paddle sports to Arlington, where he will be working with paddling innovator Jim Stohlquist to continue the momentum the brand has been experiencing in the last few years. Wisse’s sales and marketing experience includes four years with Bending Branches Paddles in Osceola, WI as Sales and Marketing Director.
â€œIt’s an exciting opportunity. I’ve wanted to move out west since I was a kid, and Stohlquist is a great company with a lot of potential for growth,â€ said Wisse. â€œHaving worked next to them at industry events for years, I have nothing but respect for the brand. Jim’s design background is second to none, and since partnering with Aqua Lung two years ago they have the support to really service the market while being a leader in innovation.â€
Stohlquist products are the result of a lifetime of hands-on paddling, entrepreneurial spirit, craftsmanship and design experience of the company founder and president, Jim
Stohlquist. Each product offered follows the lineage of 30 years of product innovation and refinement, incorporating the latest in raw material development and manufacturing know-how to provide customers with the best waterware available today.
In early 2004, Stohlquist merged together in partnership with Aqua Lung to capitalize on the synergies each has in the personal flotation business, both above and below the water. As president with the vision, Jim Stohlquist continues to steer the company providing the leadership and guidance from a strong platform of partners at Aqualung.