Industry News 1/20/2009

Northwave Announces New Reps

Northwave Announces New Reps

Starting off a great new year, Northwave has a few new faces to rep the Northwave, Drake, and Bakoda Design Logic brands.  Recently joining the rep sales force is: Ryan Terwilliger, Jaret Brantly, Tommy Monette, Christiaan Bourdrez and Cody Prudoehl in the RP Active Group.

Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Ryan Terwilliger will be covering his backyard territory to include: UT, AZ, S. ID, and W. WY.    Starting off in the industry working as a shop kid, Ryan networked his way to tech rep, and then started his own repping business with co-rep Scott Smith.  He has been working for the last 5 years for various snowboard related companies and says, “The addition of NDB has been awesome.  I’ve only been with the company for a few weeks, but I’ve heard nothing but good feedback from current and new dealers.  People see the brand as a no brainer and bottom line is…  I’m stoked!”  Ryan also reps: Dragon, Sessions, Ogio, Rogue Status, FSAS, The Wild Ones, and Expensive Taste.

Also on the Western front is Tommy Monette who will be representing Northwave, Drake, and Bakoda in: CO, NM, and E. WY. Having been a rep for the Rossignol Snowboard Division in the Rockies for five years makes him more than familiar with the surrounding area.  Tommy spent the last two years working at Ally Distribution as the Marketing Director in Seattle, WA, but after missing the sun too much, he recently moved back home to the Denver area.  Tommy says, “I'm extremely excited to represent a brand so rich in the culture of snowboarding.  Being back in Colorado, and having a great company to work with is going to be very rewarding.”

On the west coast is Jaret Brantley, who grew up in Redding but recently set roots in Roseville, CA where he now resides.  Jaret has been a sub and head rep for the last three years working with Signal Snowboards, Planet Earth, Adio, Celtek Gloves and also worked at DC Shoes for the last two years.  Jaret is, “Super excited to be a part of the Northwave crew.  As a consumer I’ve always loved and supported the brand, so I’m excited to be part of the re-growth of the Northwave brands.”  Jaret will be working with his wife and business partner Colette Brantley covering California and Nevada.

Just above CA on the coastal line is Christiaan Bourdrez who will be covering the Northwest Territory.  Christiaan has been repping for the last two years and will continue to carry Palmer, Smokin, and Head Snowboards along with the Northwave, Drake, and Bakoda lines.  Christiaan is, “Looking forward to working with a company that has so many innovative products and is constantly pushing the sport into the future.”   Residing in Seattle, WA, he will be covering: WA, OR, N. ID, MT, and AK.

Last, but not least, is the RP Active Group holding down the Mid West.  Cody Prudoehl will be the main contact within the rep group, covering the Western Great Lakes and Prairies.  Born and raised in Minnesota, Cody has been involved with snowboarding in more way than one for over five years.  Cody started off as a grom on the K2 Snowboarding regional team while working as a sub rep for various different snowboard companies.  He recently signed on with RP Active Group to rep their snow brands including: Northwave, Drake, Bakoda, Airblaster, and Giro Helmets.

Northwave welcomes all the new reps to the sales force.  They will all be attending SIA next week in Vegas to introduce the new 2010 Northwave collection.