Hydro Flask, which makes stainless steel containers, has expanded its headquarters staff in Bend, OR by hiring Brian Goodwin as a product designer and Ben Hein as a product engineer. 


Goodwin will focus on consumer and activity-specific product design. He brings a solution-oriented and well-rounded design style to the Hydro Flask team, having worked with brands such as Nixon, Nike+, Forum, Columbia, Incase, Microsoft, Adidas, and GE Appliances. Brian has extensive experience in product design, but also has led branding, packaging, and in-store retail campaigns that have elevated companies on a global scale.  His portfolio includes a variety of consumer-driven and design-oriented awards and accolades, including Consumer Reports Best Product Recognition, IDEA Gold Award, and Red Dot Design Award.


Ben Hein will take on the advancement of new hydration product concepts through the product development process. Most recently he was a senior design engineer at Yakima Products where his influential work resulted in the launch of a new award-winning hitch-mounted bike-rack product line. Prior to Ben’s time at Yakima, he worked in product development and engineering with brands such GigaPan Systems, Automotive Industrial Marketing Corporation, and Daimler-Chrysler AG. His work at GigaPan developing consumer robotic photography equipment resulted in Editor’s Choice Awards from both American Photo and Popular Photography magazines for the EpicPro product.


“We’re extremely excited to have both Brian and Ben join our team,” Vice President of Marketing and Product David Visnack. “They’ve proven themselves as innovators and thought leaders in their respective fields and will be a huge part of Hydro Flask’s continued momentum.”


Goodwin began in mid-July and Hein will come on board on August 4th.


Fouonded in 2009, Hydro Flask makes insulated stainless steel flasks and has recently expanded into the food and beverage industry with its food flasks and industry-first and only double wall vacuum insulted 64oz growlers. The company uses only high-quality, recyclable 18/8 stainless steel in its products, which are designed be durable, stylish and keep hots hot and colds cold. Its products are backed by a lifetime warranty.




Caroline Kelm