Exxel Outdoors has promoted Tory Upham to vice president of sales, announced CEO Harry Kazazian.

As the company’s national sales director for the past year, Upham increased Exxel’s domestic sales by 15 percent and grew its sales force by adding an eastern states sales manager and a forecasting analyst.

“Tory has been a most valuable, key contributor to Exxel’s long-term expansion plan, and we’re delighted to promote him to vice president of sales,” remarked Kazazian.

“I am excited to be in this expanded role and look forward to continuing to execute our corporate initiatives and sales goals,” said Upham. “We’ve assembled a terrific sales team, and with the support of our product development and manufacturing resources producing new, high-value outdoor gear for children and adults, we’re confident that Exxel Outdoors' future is bright.”

Exxel’s expansion plan includes deepening its product distribution, increasing its exports globally and bringing more of its manufacturing back to America from Asia.