Nemo Equipment, Inc., an award-winning outdoor gear manufacture, added five new hires to its team, including a product development manager, product line manager, demand planner, graphic designer and customer service and operations assistant.

Zack Kamen has taken the role of Product Development Manager. He most recently worked in the industrial design group at Apple where he focused on making micron-accurate prototypes of Apple’s design concepts and refined his personal processes and techniques. After six years in California, Zack, his wife, and their dog Crosby packed up for a cross-country camping trip and settled on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

Chris Reynolds will be the Product Line Manager. He’s worked at Raytheon and Timberland, amassing good experience in product management, financial planning and analysis and costing. Chris loves to surf and isn’t afraid to brave the frigid winter temps to seek out the best waves. At Nemo, he’ll be working with both internal and external resources to develop a clear understanding of market needs and emerging trends in order to develop the overall product line strategy.

Joe Bartlett is now Demand Planner. With his supply chain experience, Joe will be responsible for fine-tuning NEMO’s production schedule and processes. In his free time, he enjoys skateboarding, fishing, making trap music, hiking and motorsports.

Sam Strong will take the role of Graphic Designer. Prior to joining Nemo, she worked in the bike industry as a designer for Kali Protectives. Sam will work with the design team on all of Nemo’s creative, from workbooks to website to product labeling and social media.

Becca Cole was named Customer Service and Operations Assistant. She’ worked as a Hut Crew member for the AMC and travelled across the U.S. hiking and trail running. She joins NEMO looking to shift concentrations and apply her experiences to a field in which she has great passion.

“We’re proud of our new hires,” said founder and CEO, Cam Brensinger. “Our team just keeps getting better. And it’s not just about their brains and their backgrounds—what makes our current team so strong is great chemistry and a diversity of viewpoints. We’ve made a real effort not just to hire strong individuals, but to build a great team.”

Lead photo courtesy Nemo – From Top Left: Becca Cole, Sam Strong; Bottom: Zack Kamen, Chris Reynolds, Joe Bartlett.