Big Agnes Inc., the Steamboat Springs, CO-based outdoor equipment brand, recently hired Jill Lewis as director of North American sales and Eric Einfeld as senior demand planner. The company also completed the relocation of its headquarters to downtown Steamboat Springs, CO.
Lewis is a seasoned outdoor industry sales leader as she managed Canadian sales and then international sales at Cascade Designs. She brings a wealth of experience from various sales roles in industries ranging from music licensing to consumer-packaged goods.
“We’re excited to work with Jill to help build our sales,” said Bill Gamber, co-founder and president. “She is passionate about our product category and she loves to ski and camp, so she’s a great fit with our team.”
“Sometimes you meet a group of people that feel like home and then are lucky enough to get to work with them. That’s how I feel about Big Agnes,” said Lewis. “I know times are tough, but I’m in for the long haul and have faith that this talented group of people making great products will come through on top. I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the team and look forward to working with all of our retail partners.”
As the brand’s first senior demand planner, Einfeld will work closely with internal colleagues to meet the growing global demand for its products. He was most recently senior manager of demand planning at Smartwool where he focused on supply chain planning, inventory, demand and master data, and previously held planning and analyst roles at Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.
“Big Agnes has a long history of developing award-winning gear and global demand is increasing rapidly. The need for Eric’s demand planning experience right now is critical,” said Gamber. “He joins a team of experienced operations and sourcing colleagues working hard to expand our distribution and deliver our gear to markets worldwide.”
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