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Powderhorn Hires New National Sales Manager

Powderhorn names industry vet John Walbrecht as the company’s new Sales Manager for North America.

Powderhorn, the legendary Jackson Hole-born ski apparel brand, is proud to name John Walbrecht as the company’s new Sales Manager for North America, effective today.

Walbrecht joins Powderhorn bringing valued experience from his tenure at Spyder, where he directed the snowsport giant’s global sales and marketing efforts. In his new role, Walbrecht will manage all of Powderhorn’s North American sales and operations, including sales planning, account forecasting, strategic growth and new market development.

“I worked with John when he lead the global sales and marketing efforts for Spyder and am very proud to begin working together again,” said Christian Baettig, owner of Powderhorn and Chris Sports Systems. “John is a true performer in the sales field and has tons of great contacts with the right accounts – I believe he will make a big difference for Powderhorn in the US and Canada,” added Baettig.

Also in Powderhorn news, today the company relocated its North American distribution and operations center for Chris Sports North America to Novato, California – in a company-wide effort to optimize annual fixed costs while also simplifying customer service and sales support efforts.

Powderhorn’s new Novato, CA warehouse phone and address are:

265 Bel Marin Keys Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
+1 866 455 1775

About Powderhorn:
Founded in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 1972, and originally staking its claim in the world of ski fashion with its western-inspired, down-filled, shoulder-yoked ski parkas, Powderhorn had a legendary following for its classic styled ski jackets. Loyal to its roots, for 2009 Powderhorn continues to blend classic ski fashion with a comprehensive collection of base layers, mid-weight, and outerwear tops and bottoms. Learn more at