Eagle Creek announced that Smoky Anderson, principal of Smoky Anderson and Associates, was named the company’s sales “Representative of the Year” for 2004.

Eagle Creek annually recognizes its top sales representatives for their individual commitment, sales success and focus on complete travel outfitting for diverse retail accounts. Chosen from a field of more than 30 sales representatives, Anderson, who covers the Rocky Mountains territory with associate Owen Dennehy, was chosen as the top representative for his stalwart dedication to Eagle Creek and the outdoor industry for more than 27 years, as well as for his contributions to Eagle Creek’s ongoing success.

“What amazes me most about Smoky is that he continues to show the same passion and enthusiasm for his work as he did at the start of his career,” said Eagle Creek Founder, President and CEO Steve Barker. “Beyond his strong sales numbers, Smoky is a natural leader who, since he joined the Eagle Creek sales team just a couple of years after our start, has greatly influenced the structure of our sales team, how we sell product, and is largely responsible for building our quality sales teams over the years.”

For his contributions, Eagle Creek is sending Anderson on a 10-day, all inclusive adventure travel trip for two people to Australia. The Australian trip award, the first of its kind for Eagle Creek, was part of the company’s combined retail and online “Outback Sweepstakes” last summer to introduce the new Eagle Creek Explorer series travel packs. In 2005, the leading sales representative for Eagle Creek will win a trip to Brazil.