Cortez, CO – March 27, 2019 – Osprey, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative carry solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Julie Rich as Vice President of People. In this newly formed position, Rich will lead the Human Resources team including talent management, recruiting and retention, compliance, and management development.
“We are thrilled to welcome Julie to the Osprey family,” said Layne Rigney, CEO, Osprey. “Julie brings incredible experience and shows a passion for creating a strong company culture with a genuine focus on employee engagement.”
Rich is a seasoned global human resources executive with experience in both manufacturing and technology companies. Previous to joining Osprey, Rich served as Chief People Officer at Cherwell Software and prior to that served as SVP of Human Resources at P2 Energy Solutions, Chief People Officer at PROS, SVP of Human Resources at RightNow, and SVP of Human Resources at Time Warner Telecom.
“The people of Osprey are truly the magic behind the brand,” said Rich. “I am so looking forward to working with the team and building on the solid foundation that has enabled Osprey to become an industry leader.”
Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high-performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors. All Osprey products are backed by the brand’s All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it. Osprey Packs can be found online at osprey.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit osprey.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).