EMP: Explosive Sales Fuel Outdoor Tech® Management Hiring Binge
Outdoor Tech®, makers of rugged Bluetooth audio devices and portable power things, hired four new managers this month to oversee the company’s product expansions and sales. Los Angeles-based Outdoor Tech®, listed on the Inc500 list of fastest growing private companies in 2014, is growing at a 102% rate in 2015 driven by sales surges in the collegiate, consumer electronics, action sports and international markets.
Scott Ketchum joins Outdoor Tech® as National Sales Manager and is responsible for extending the brand’s presence in CE channels including national and regional strategic partners and distribution. Ketchum resides in Seattle and previously worked as director of sales for Incase and oversaw global sales for Contour action cams.
Patrick Armstrong holds the newly created position of Sales Manager. Armstrong brings a strong background in action sports and CE accessories to Outdoor Tech® through his previous work with Incase and DC Shoes. He will be responsible for bolstering Outdoor Tech’s presence in lifestyle doors – a channel where the brand has been embraced since its inception.
Anthony Abdelmalek will join Outdoor Tech® this month as Senior Product Manager. Abdelmalek is an industrial designer with more than a decade’s worth of experience in product development and supply chain management in the action and traditional sport industries including STX and Technine. He speaks fluent Mandarin after residing in China for six years and will lead the brand’s product team.
Ross Woodworth will serve as Outdoor Tech’s Product Manager. Woodworth is the brand’s first in-house engineer and will support ideation and expansion of Outdoor Tech’s product line. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from CU and a master’s degree in product innovation and development from Carnegie Mellon. Prior to joining Outdoor Tech®, Woodworth worked in multiple product development and project management roles in the telecom and off-road vehicle industries in addition to working as a snowboard instructor in Vail.
Founded in 2010, Outdoor Tech® is an outdoor designer brand that makes rugged Bluetooth audio accessories and waterproof portable power built for action. As the creator of the industry leading and first-ever universal, fully wireless audio CHIPS for ski and snowboard helmets, the company has proven there is a way to stay connected but not tethered to modern technology during active lifestyle pursuits. Standouts for the brand are the shockproof, dustproof and highly water-resistant Big Turtle Shell wireless boombox that’s made for adventurous life on the go; the sleek and powerful Orcas wireless earbuds that are ideal for any workout, both inside and out; and the most recent fully-waterproof Kodiak portable power bank line as Outdoor Tech® expands into a new category of non-audio products. For more, visit www.OutdoorTechnology.com