Based on strong growth and proactive teamwork, Scarpa North America named KnS Reps, its sales team for the Rockies region, as 2018 Sales Agency of the Year.

KnS Rep won the annual Scarpa award based on 2018 sales results, strong bookings and growth heading into 2019, excellent communication with Scarpa North America headquarters, and an effective agency infrastructure, said Mark Mathews, VP of Sales for Scarpa North America.

“KnS Reps did a great job this past year, in sometimes challenging market conditions, of proactively finding ways to grow sales,” Mathews said. “Agency principals Scott Sutton and Kirk Haskell, along with the rest of their team, consistently go above and beyond for their retailers and are frequently called out for their proactive efforts. They continue to do a great job developing strong retail relationships, and going the extra mile to support both their customers and brands in the best way possible. We look forward to continuing this success in 2019 and beyond.”

Along with Sutton and Haskell, both based in Colorado, KnS also consists of team members T.J. Parnell and Marc McKay. KnS has a headquarters located near Boulder, Colo., with Haskell based in the western part of the state and McKay in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area. Those locations allow them to effectively service, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming.

“The KNS team is honored to be recognized by Scarpa North America as Sales Agency of the Year.  This award would not have been possible without the support of our retail partners, as well as the Scarpa North America sales, marketing and operations teams,” Haskell said. “What fuels it all, of course, are the innovative products and designs that Scarpa Italy cranks out season after season.”

Along with Scarpa, KnS also represents Big Agnes, Deuter, Ortovox, Julbo and Nikwax.