Gear Aid appointed Justin Mitchell as its new vice president of Finance and Administration. He comes to Gear Aid with more than 25 years of experience in finance leadership roles at Wood Stone and Alpha Technologies.

Mitchell will lead Finance, IT, and HR to improve the company’s planning and analysis, budgeting effectiveness, and information technology integration to Gear Aid.

“I am honored and feeling exceptionally fortunate to be joining the team at Gear Aid,” said Mitchell. “With its people, the products, the culture, and mission, I know I’ll fit right in, and I’m excited to bring my skills and expertise to this special and unique company.”

During his 16-year tenure at Wood Stone as VP of Finance, Mitchell helped the foodservice equipment manufacturer triple its size. At Alpha Technologies, he held a variety of roles, including controller and director of Finance.

As a longtime Bellingham, WA resident, between work and family, he is a dedicated outdoor enthusiast. He spends his spare time as its operations leader for Bellingham Mountain Rescue and as team leader for the Mount Baker Ski Patrol.

“We’re thrilled for Justin to be joining Gear Aid. He is a data-driven decision-maker with deep knowledge of financial reporting, manufacturing processes and IT systems,” said Clark Campbell, president. He added, “As a volunteer mountain rescue team leader and ski patroller, Justin also knows how to tackle big objectives within an environment of limited resources creatively. I look forward to leveraging his professional experience as we look to grow the Gear Aid business and brand.”

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