Hydro Flask has hired Mike Wallenfels as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Wallenfels brings vast executive experience from the outdoor and active lifestyle industries, and has guided organizational growth in the US, European, and Asian markets.
During his term as President of Mountain Hardwear and Montrail, Wallenfels guided the rapid expansion into new international markets and additional product categories. He also oversaw each brand’s marketing and direct retail efforts, resulting in over $100 million in global sales. In 2009, Wallenfels stepped away from Mountain Hardwear and Montrail as well as the chair of Outdoor Industry Assocaition to join Timbuk2 Designs as its CEO, where he led re-organization efforts and guided their wholesale, international, eCommerce, direct retail expansion, and corporate sales efforts.
“As a co-founder of Mountain Hardwear and CEO of Timbuk2, Mike brings a tremendous amount of experience to our team,” said Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan. “We are thrilled to have someone like Mike, with his proven track record, become a critical part of our senior leadership team and lead our global sales efforts.”
“I’ve been amazed at what Hydro Flask has accomplished in such a short amount of time, and I’m excited to join a category-leading company with a talented team dedicated to producing exceptional products,” said Wallenfels. “I’m looking forward to continuing the brand’s momentum and expanding Hydro Flask’s presence around the world.”
As VP of Worldwide Sales for Hydro Flask, Wallenfels will lead the company’s global expansion efforts and continued revenue growth. In addition to his role on the senior leadership team, Wallenfels also serves as on the board for the nonprofit Big City Mountaineers. Away from the office, Mike is an avid climber, mountain biker, skier and angler, and enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife and three children.
About Hydro Flask
Hydro Flask is the award-winning global leader in high-performance, insulated stainless steel flasks. Founded in 2009 in beautiful Bend, Oregon, the company’s mission is to save the world from lukewarm. Using the highest quality 18/8 stainless steel, Hydro Flask food and beverage flasks are stylish, BPA-free, recyclable, and backed by a lifetime warranty.