BOZEMAN, Montana (for immediate release) – Simms, manufacturer of fly-fishing gear for serious and dedicated anglers, is pleased to announce the hiring of two members to the Product Development team. Rose Quinn, Sportswear & Accessories Product Developer, joined Simms in December 2009.  Christy Evans, Senior Merchandiser for Sportswear & Accessories, is the newest member of the team – joining Simms in February.

With a background in apparel and bag development, Quinn brings development essentials in apparel construction, patternmaking and sewing skills, as well as experience in domestic and international manufacturing and product commercialization.  Quinn received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Boston University and her BA from Princeton University.

Christy Evans moved to Bozeman from Baltimore where she served as a Senior Developer for Under Armour’s new Accessories division.  Prior to that Christy held various merchandising and development roles with Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear and Griffin Manufacturing.  Evans is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

Tobin Teichgraeber, Global Director of Product Development is delighted with the level of knowledge that Quinn and Evans bring – complementing the current group of experienced merchandisers and developers already on staff.

“Our focus for 2009/2010 has been to build a world-class Product Development Team to achieve our aggressive 5-year goals,” Teichgraeber said. “I feel confident that with Rose and Christy on the Team, we’ll be able to meet that challenge and more.”


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