Industry News 8/16/2011

EMP: Ride Snowboards Welcomes New England Sales Rep Chris Barnes To The Family

Ride Snowboards Welcomes New England Sales Rep Chris Barnes To The Family

Ride Snowboards is excited to announce that long-time friend, Chris Barnes of Bethel, ME, will now be managing sales in the New England area, where he’ll be challenged to throw down with the best of the East and maintain Ride’s signature style. No stranger to the world of winter sports, Barnes brings over 10 years of rep experience from Stone Face Sales in the Northeast, working with brands such as K2 Snowboards and Skis, Level Gloves, Ogio, Sessions Outerwear and Hot Chillys.

Impassioned by snowboarding and stoked to hit the ground running, Barnes is a true match for the Ride brand and will play a vital role in maintaining and growing Ride’s presence in the New England area. “Chris has built a number of great relationships with key retailers in his region, and has a diverse knowledge and immense passion for the snowboarding industry,” said Ride Sales Manager Shawn Penrod. “He is above and beyond the best candidate I can think of for this job.”

Barnes will officially take his leave from Stone Face Sales and assume his new position with Ride August 15th, replacing the former rep and his good friend, Rob McLennand, who is now with Timberland.