Industry News 5/16/2012

EMP: SCARPA retains Summit Sales to Manage Pacific Northwest territory

SCARPA retains Summit Sales to Manage Pacific Northwest territory

SCARPA North America also promotes two internally to new sales roles.

SCARPA North America this week retained Summit Sales to oversee sales of SCARPA products in the Pacific Northwest territory moving forward. The company also promoted two key staff members, Paul Nanawa and Steve Jozefczyk, to new sales positions internally.

Well-known in the Pacific Northwest, Summit Sales is a veteran outdoor sales agency with more than 50 years of combined experience in the outdoor footwear and ski industry. The agency’s headquarters and showroom is in Seattle, with a second office in Missoula, Mont. Summit Sales will represent SCARPA in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, effective immediately.

“Summit Sales is excited to be representing SCARPA in the Northwest,” said Dave Fitzgerald, owner and principal. “We look forward to matching our expertise in footwear sales with a very strong product line.”

Along with Fitzgerald, Summit Sales includes sales representatives Patrick Cook, Justin McGregor, Rob Birzell and Kris Stahl, as well as office manager Anna Baze. The agency also represents Cascade Designs, Osprey Packs, Outdoor Research and ZEMgear.

“We’re really excited to be bringing on Summit Sales to represent SCARPA in the Pacific Northwest,” said SCARPA North America Director of Sales Mark Mathews. “This is a really strong sales team that combines a tremendous amount of great outdoor footwear and ski boot experience with top-notch customer service and training. Dave and his team are a great fit for our brand and I’m confident they’ll hit the ground running to provide great sales and service to SCARPA customers.”

Summit Sales can be reached at (206) 780-8248.

In internal promotions, Paul Nanawa was promoted to Sales Service Manager after working at SCARPA for three years as Sales Service Coordinator. In his new role, Nanawa will take on the added responsibility of managing the dealer service team, as well as continuing to work with key accounts, organizing sales meetings and trade shows, managing the sample fleet, and supporting SCARPA’s outside sales force.

Steve Jozefczyk was promoted to Direct Sales Coordinator after starting at SCARPA in 2008 as a Sales Service Representative. In 2010, Jozefczyk began working on the direct sales side of the business, managing pro and e-commerce sales and events. As the new Direct Sales Coordinator, he takes on additional responsibility with the direct-sales side of the business and will also coordinate activities of the direct-sales team.

“Both Paul and Steve have really stepped up in their jobs at SCARPA, and I’m pleased to be able to reward that effort with these promotions,” Mathews said. “They are both really important members of the incredible team we have here at SCARPA North America.”