Product Architects Inc., the maker of the Polar Bottle insulated sport bottles, said Caitlin Mallory has joined the company as a sales associate, focusing primarily on working with existing Polar Bottle bike shop customers.

Mallory joined the outdoor industry in 2009, first as a sales associate at Sun and Ski Sports in Houston, Texas and later as a merchandising manager for Hudson Trail Outfitters in Washington D.C. Mallory moved to Colorado in June to transition from working in retail to manufacturing within the outdoor industry.

The company also hired two new full-time production employees and promoted two current production employees to supervisor positions. Rachel Rangel, who started at Polar Bottle in March 2012 and Michael Xiong, who has been with the company since 2007, have both taken on the role of production supervisor.