Taylor Brands, the company that manufactures and markets cutlery products under a brand portfolio that includes, but is not limited to: Schrade, Uncle Henry, Old Timer, Smith & Wesson, U.S. Army, Boy Scouts of America, and Primo’s, has hired Jody Agnew as the vice president of sales effective Aug. 22, 2010.  In his new position, Agnew will be charged with continuing Taylor Brands’ growth pattern and expanding worldwide distribution to satisfy end consumer demand.

Agnew was most recently a director of sales for The Timberland Company.  Prior to this Agnew was vice president of sales for Fiskars Outdoors/Gerber Legendary Blades, and held various sales, marketing, category management, and product positions within the company.  Under Agnew’s leadership, Fiskars Outdoors produced record top line and bottom line sales results.

“Working for a company that is growing, has strong financial backing, and is quick to make decisions is all you can ask for in a sales role,” said Agnew.  “I am very fortunate and excited to work closer with the Taylor family as well as the great retail partners I have worked with in the past…this is going to be a blast.”

“Taylor has a very strong portfolio of brands and customers have rewarded the company for this,” continued Agnew.  “Research shows an increased demand for these brands and we will continue to offer the end consumer access to the brands and product solutions they are seeking.” 

Taylor Brands President Morgan Taylor says “We are extremely excited to welcome Jody to our company.  We feel he adds a new dynamic, fresh ideas, and drive––all of which are essential for continued sustainable growth.”