BOZEMAN, Montana – Simms Fishing Products, the leader in technical fishing wear, is pleased to announce Scott Harkins as the Director of Sales effective mid-July.
A lifelong angler, Harkins comes to Simms after a 17-year career as a sales representative for prominent fly-fishing brands in the Southern Rockies. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association.
Harkins will oversee a team of sales representatives that cover U.S. and Canadian territories. Simms expanding, award-winning product line includes American-made GORE-TEX® waders, outerwear, footwear, sportswear, bags, packs and accessories.
“The opportunity to come to a premier brand like Simms was certainly one of the reasons I jumped at this opportunity,” said Harkins. “I’m really supportive of where Simms is going, and I look forward to being part of the energy, enthusiasm and success.”
A graduate of Washington & Lee University, Harkins grew up in Georgia. He spent several seasons guiding in Alaska and eventually moved to Colorado where he founded Telluride Anglers – a retail fly shop.
“Scott’s a veteran of the fishing industry with a proven track record,” said K.C. Walsh, President of Simms. “We’re very happy and extremely confident in Scott’s abilities to guide the North American sales force.”
About Simms Fishing Products: Established in 1980, Simms Fishing Products is the recognized leader in guide-quality fishing waders, outerwear, footwear and apparel. Their full line of gear is available at specialty and large format retailers nationwide. For more information on Simms, please visit www.simmsfishing.com. For additional media information, please contact Matt Crawford at Pale Morning Media, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.583.6069.