CamelBak Products LLC named Nick Allen as Vice President of its Government, Military and Industrial Division.
Allen has extensive experience including 19 years of Military/Government Market Development at W. L. Gore and 20 years service as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

“We are thrilled to have Nick join CamelBak,” said Sally McCoy, CamelBak CEO. “While at Gore he was a leader in improving the safety, comfort and combat-readiness of military professionals through innovative products and services. We know he will bring the same dynamic and strategic leadership to CamelBak.”

Allen led W. L. Gore¬ís work to develop state-of-the-art gear for the men and women of the military. He worked closely with representatives and operators from each branch to identify requirements and solve unmet needs. “CamelBak is a well respected Brand with a long history of product innovation,” said Allen. “I am excited to join a dynamic team that has dedicated themselves to improving the lives of military and government professionals.”

Nick will retire from W. L. Gore at the end of December 2006 and will assume his position with CamelBak on January 2, 2007.