Industry News 7/29/2013

EMP: Big Agnes Announces New Hires and Promotions to Support Growth

Big Agnes Announces New Hires and Promotions to Support Growth
Press Release from Big Agnes

(Steamboat Springs, Colo.) – Big Agnes, maker of innovative sleeping bags, pads and tents, announces five new hires and four staff promotions to help support the continued overall growth of the company. These critical promotions and staff additions take place across all divisions of the company.

Big Agnes welcomes new hires Greg Fritz, Linda Curzon, Adam Eimers, Sally Gentling and Noah Freed. Fritz has been named Big Agnes’ first director of finance and will work closely with the accounting team to meet the demands of increased workload. Curzon will serve as the company’s first-ever dealer and customer service manager and served in a similar role at SmartWool. Eimers, hired to the inventory analyst position, most recently worked at SmartWool and has extensive experience outside the industry. Gentling joins the design team as a product developer, formerly serving as a designer with Patagonia. Freed will serve as the direct sales coordinator and holds his MBA from the University of St. Thomas.

Long-time employee Chris Tamucci has been promoted to the newly created position of director of operations and will oversee all IT, warehouse, customer service and operations staff. Other promotions include: Melissa Minter, product line manager; Denton Turner, customer service; and Jonathan Finnegan, customer service.

“Many of the folks involved have been with Big Agnes for many years so it’s exciting to see them grow and change in their positions as well as welcome key new staff,” explains Big Agnes Co-Founder and President, Bill Gamber. “We truly have a great crew that works hard and lives the outdoor lifestyle here in Steamboat Springs.”

About Big Agnes
Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America. For more information, visit
www.bigagnes.com or call 1-877-554-8975.