Rab, manufacturer of mountaineering clothing, hired Samantha Killgore as its marketing manager. Kilgore has been in the outdoor industry for over 6 years working with brands including Moonstone and Outdoor Research.

“With Rab’s growth and dedication to the US market, our team is expanding to fill specific needs,” says Matt Gowar, President and CEO of Rab. “We are fully dedicated to creating programs for this market and Samantha’s experience and drive will help us continue on this directive.”

“It’s such a great opportunity to be working for Rab and being able to foster the brand from the inside,” says Killgore. “Joining the team at Rab seems like a natural fit with my past experience and passion for working and growing an individual brand.”

Rab has seen a 35% growth globally in the past year and recently opened a North American office and warehouse in Louisville, CO to facilitate servicing this market. Rab continues to gain US market presence and will be hiring key sales positions in the near future.

Killgore officially begins January 1, 2010.