Petzl has hired Eric Wynn as Communications Manager. In his new position, Eric will be responsible for public relations, copywriting, translating and providing Web content. He will work closely with headquarters in France to help ensure that Petzl communicates its message clearly and cohesively.

“This is a key position and we're extremely fortunate to have found somebody so ideally suited to fill it,” says John Evans, Marketing Director for Petzl America. “Eric not only brings a background in writing and communications, but he's also a core climber and fluent in French. The communications manager will play a key role in creating the English voice for the Petzl brand.”

Eric joins Petzl after spending two years in Paris working as a financial journalist for newswire and television media. He has been climbing for the past 15 years and has seven years of outdoor retail experience. “I'm really excited to be a part of the Petzl team,” said Eric. “Petzl is a truly innovative company that's able to tap into the creative energies on both sides of the Atlantic.”