David Bloch, president and founder of Outdoor Edge, announced today that the company has added three new employees to the company’s staff. Kirk Nichols has joined the company as export sales manager, Michael Egan has joined as the hardware sales manager and Jonathan Stahlman has come aboard as the key account sales manager. The appointments are effective immediately, and all three managers will report to Colin Wayne, vice president of sales & marketing.
Nichols joins Outdoor Edge with nearly two decades of international sales experience with companies such as Newton Running in Boulder, CO, and LaCrosse Footwear Inc. in Portland, OR. In his capacity as export sales manager, Nichols will be responsible for maintaining and growing the export accounts and the administration of all export of goods.
In the newly created position of hardware sales manager, Egan will be responsible for managing all sales and relationships with existing hardware, paint and automotive accounts, as well as identifying opportunities for new accounts. He will attend trade shows and events for hardware distributors and dealers. Prior to joining the Outdoor Edge team, he held the position of regional sales manager for Wayin for two years.
Stahlman brings tremendous experience in the sales sector, having previously worked for a range of international dive equipment companies including American Underwater Products, Oceanic Worldwide, Hollis and Aeris. In the new position of key account sales manager, Stahlman will be responsible for driving year-over-year sales and building upon existing relationships with large-volume customers to maximize opportunities. He will also prospect, open and manage new customers in the BBQ, housewares, fishing, subscription box, tactical and convenience store markets.
“We work in a constantly changing world, and so it’s critical for us to hire people who share our ambitious vision and have the expertise to help us execute it successfully,” said Bloch. “I’m thrilled to welcome these three new team members who each bring vast experience to Outdoor Edge, and I look forward to working closely with them in our mission to offer the most innovative and best-quality knives and tools available on the market.”