Industry News 4/12/2007

Bridger Penttila Named Body Glove Bags Sales Manager

Bridger Penttila Named Body Glove Bags Sales Manager

Redondo Beach, CA- Body Glove International, LLC extends a huge congratulations to Bridger Penttila on his promotion to Body Glove Bags Sales Manager. Bridger recently took over responsibility for Body Glove Bags, but has been with Mountainsmith for a year and a half. Bridger’s passion for the Body Glove brand and its products is what propelled him to his new position. Everyone within Body Glove is looking forward to working with Bridger Pentilla to continue to build Body Glove bags.

What does Bridger plan to do with his new position? “Take Body Glove bags to the top!!!” he says, “We are redeveloping the line with focus on assimilating Body Glove bags with the other lines including accessorizing wetsuits and Jr’s apparel. We are striving to increase functionality, dependability, and marketability of our product line while creating some fresh designs. We will continue to expand with the Body Glove brand while establishing ourselves as a mainstay within the Body Glove family.”

Mike Wooldridge, Account Executive for 105Meridien, had this to say, "Bridger rapidly took the Mountainsmith Pro Sales and other web managed businesses to levels they had never seen. The Body Glove Sales Management role was a natural fit for Bridger and we are very excited that this opportunity presented itself when it did."

Congratulations Bridger Penttila from the entire Body Glove family!!!!!

About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide action sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories.  Its contributions to action sports include the Body Glove Surfbout (4 Star WQS event), and continued support of the NSSA National Scholastic Surfing Championships.  The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Bruce Irons, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Phil Soven and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers.  Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.

About 105Meridien
105 Meridien, so named because of Colorado's location on the 105thmeridian, has built its successful business by manufacturing branded products for companies such as Orvis, REI, Spyder and many other recognized brands.