Vanguard USA, a maker of photo-video accessories, sporting optics, and outdoors accessories, has hired Mark Namatevs as national sales manager for its North American photo-video division. Namatevs brings over 20 years of experience in sales management, as well as a strong background in photography and nature observation to the position.
As national sales manager, Namatevs will oversee all aspects of Vanguard's comprehensive sales program, selling to the imaging, photo specialty retail, outdoor retail, shooting sports, naturalist/birding, optical specialty dealers, national mail order, and e-commerce accounts.
Namatevs brings a wealth of knowledge of the imaging and sporting optics industry. Most recently, he spent 15 years as a manufacturer's representative for Swarovski Optik, where he specialized in bringing the optics maker's unique and marketable products into the photo channel.
“Mark's extensive sales background and passion for not only photography but also high quality optical equipment make him the perfect fit to lead our sales team,” said Anne Lee, president and CEO of Vanguard USA. “We are thrilled that he has joined us and expect him to make an immediate, positive impact.”