Industry News 5/5/2015

EMP: ExOfficio Adds Wholesale Key Accounts Manager Position

ExOfficio, a leading manufacturer of adventure travel apparel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon Gough in the new position of Wholesale Key Accounts Manager. In this position, Gough will work closely with ExOfficio’s field and internal sales teams to service key retail accounts in North America with strong sales, marketing and communications programs.



“Brandon has the depth of experience and knowledge required to be a proactive and supportive partner to our key accounts,” said Brian Thompson, general manager of ExOfficio. “In addition to sales and marketing programs, he recognizes that it requires strong coordination with IT, distribution, and other internal departments to build a successful partnership. He’s also a world traveler and ExOfficio customer, so he truly understands the value of apparel and gear purposefully designed with the needs of the traveler in mind.”

Gough brings eight years of outdoor industry sales experience to the position, representing 20 different brands to both specialty independent and large outdoor retailers. His passions have led him on adventures through Africa, Southeast Asia, and Nepal, as well as to earning an MBA in Sustainability from Pinchot University in 2012.

“Like most travelers, I’ve been wearing ExOfficio for a long time,” said Gough. “I’ve always respected the travel authenticity that the brand has had since its inception in 1987. And I have to say that the way the product is evolving is really exciting. It’s clear that I’m working with a fun and talented group of people that are committed to their craft, and truly appreciate the magic of travel.”

Gough began his position in on May 1, working out of the company’s global headquarters located in the SoDo district of Seattle, Washington.