Industry News 4/27/2015

EMP: Polartec Hires Darren Josey as North American Marketing Manager

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, announces the hiring of Darren Josey as North American Marketing Manager. In this role, Josey will be responsible for marketing the Polartec brand across all categories and business channels in North America including outdoor, fitness, fashion, upholstery, military, work wear and medical.

Josey joins Polartec from Topo Athletic where he served most recently as a Strategic Account Manager, collaborating with marketing, sales, and operations to drive business with new and existing accounts. Prior to Topo Athletic, Josey worked in sales operations for Vibram USA, organizing and analyzing data to forecast and achieve sales goals.

"I'm excited to take my small company work ethic of doing a lot with a little, to grow Polartec in new and existing markets," says Josey.

"Darren will add an important level of support for our diversified business, working with the best apparel brands in the world, as well as supporting our business in new product categories including upholstery and medical," adds Gary Smith, Polartec CEO.