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There’s a lot going on in the industry these days.  Here are some highlights:

5-14_orvis_rod_factoryShawn Combs will assume the Divisional Merchandising Manager role at Orvis, filling the position recently vacated by Steve Hemkens.  While Orvis capably filled that slot from within, it is opening a search to fill other key positions, including Director of Manufacturing, Hunting Product Development, and Rod & Reel product development.  Congratulations to Shawn, and good luck to those of you who will be chasing these jobs, which are clearly among the best positions in the industry.

Here are links to details:

Director of Rod Shop Manufacturing

Product Development Specialist – Hunting

Product Development Specialist – Rods and Reels

Dave Chouinard left and Jimmy Dobes Right

Dave Chouinard left and Jimmy Dobes Right

Hatch Outdoors hired Capt. Dave Chouinard and Jimmy Dobes, of Chouinard Outdoor Asscoicates, Inc. as its new sales representatives for Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina and North Carolina.

“We’re really excited to have Dave and Jimmy represent our products in the Southeast Region.  The territory can only benefit by their knowledge and experience, and we have no doubt they will make a tremendous impact for our brand.  Historically, the Southeast has been a tough nut to crack based on our proximity to the region, and the fact xanax no prescription mastercard we’ve never had representation.   That said, we expect that’ll change dramatically in the years to come” said John Torok President/CEO of Hatch.

With the now famous Simms motor coach, Capt. Dave draws attention in every state no matter where he rolls into town. Jimmy’s Winnebago is soon to match the family with a new vehicle wrap that will turn heads and draw a crowd as well. Please contact Hatch at 760-734-4343, Dave Chouinard at 732-610-9700 or Jimmy Dobes at 423-773-8619 should you have any questions.

Screen Shot 2014-05-14 at 10.25.04 AMMontana Fly Company (MFC) recently announced the addition of Hart-Montgomery Outdoor Sales as its sales agency for the northern rocky mountain region, including Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

Hart-Montgomery, based in Bozeman, Montana, represents a number of leading brands within the outdoor, fly fishing, conventional fishing, whitewater and hunting channels. Hart-Montgomery currently represents brands such as AIRE, R.L. Winston Rod Co., Costa Sunglasses, Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels USA.

“Having the Hart-Montgomery team represent MFC is an absolute honor and we couldn’t be happier to have them on board,” says Jake Chutz, MFC’s national sales manager. “These guys know the industry inside and out and will be an integral part of the brand’s success and overall identity.”


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