Industry News 5/13/2014

EMP: Chums Welcomes New Safety Director of Sales Operations

Chums Welcomes New Safety Director of Sales Operations
Chums is please to announce the new hire of a top-ranked national sales manager with over 15 years of sales experience

Press Release from Chums

Salt Lake City, Utah, May 13, 2014 – Chums, global manufacturer of outdoor accessories and apparel, is excited to welcome Utah-based, Travis Mehn, as new Safety Director of Sales Operations, to oversee and manage sales force productivity and growth.

A top-ranked national sales manager with over 15 years of sales experience, Travis brings expertise in territory startup/expansion, new account development and record-setting sales figure growth to the outdoor brand.

Travis served as National Sales Manager for Nicolaas and Williams Consultants where he oversaw North America corporate development and created strategic partnerships to drive technical, software and sales business-solutions. Most recently he held the National Sales Manager position at Bull Matrix Technology where he implemented corporate strategic marketing and sales plans for the IT support and web development company.

“We were immediately impressed by Travis’ proven track record leading sales team growth while remaining focused on customer satisfaction throughout all stages of the sales cycle” said Mike Neary, Vice President of Sales for Chums, Inc.. “His expertise will prove instrumental as we continue to expand our distribution of personal protective equipment in the industrial safety market.”

Travis will work closely with both internal and external team members to direct and support the implementation of Chums Safety division initiatives.

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In 1983, a Colorado River guide sought a simple way to keep his sunglasses out of the river. Through this innovative idea the Chums original cotton retainer was born. More than thirty years later, Chums is now a global brand that offers a wide range of outdoor products and apparel, as well as a leader in eyewear and PPE accessories in the industrial safety market for the past 20 years. Chums’ mantra is simple: provide fun, quality products to enjoy while at work or play. Chums: Helping you hang on since 1983.