Korkers Announces Leadership Transition

Korkers New CEO Brian Chaney

Korkers New CEO Brian Chaney

From Korkers:

Korkers Products, LLC is pleased to announce that Brian Chaney, current President and Director of Sales, will assume the reins as CEO effective June 10th.  As a part of this planned transition Sean Beers will assume the role of strategic advisor to the company moving forward.

Beers stated “I was originally brought on board at Korkers to align the company for significant growth while guiding Brian to become an effective leader.  I am very proud of the success that has been achieved here at Korkers over these last five plus years on these fronts. Together Brian and I, along with Korkers team members, have transformed the Korkers business and made a significant impact on the global fly-fishing and cold weather footwear markets.  Brian was instrumental in driving the company’s success and is well positioned to take on the leadership role at this time. I look forward to continuing to support his efforts.”

Over the past five years, Korkers experienced significant top line growth and has established itself as the leader in the fly fishing wading boot category. During that time, the company reinvented its core technology, the OmniTrax Interchangeable Sole System, rebranded its presence in the market, implemented a strategic sales approach, and established highly effective and scalable operating and financial management processes.

“I’m eager to take on this new challenge at Korkers and look forward to a seamless transition based on a strong continuing relationship with Sean and respect for the work that this team has put forth to make Korkers what it is today.  The intent is to continue driving the current strategic plan, which includes a focus on further developing the wading boot and cold weather footwear categories,” said Brian Chaney.

Chaney emphasized, “As always, Korkers remains dedicated to building the best product on the market, providing excellent customer service to our dealers, and developing strong vendor relationships.”

About Korkers:

Since 1959, Korkers™ has created functional and versatile footwear for outdoor adventurers. Unique to the industry, Korkers’ proprietary OmniTrax™ Interchangeable Sole System provides a variety of performance traction options. Based in Portland, Oregon, the company’s team of avid fishing and outdoor enthusiasts are dedicated to developing product solutions that combine design advances with innovative technology.

Korkers products regularly receive accolades in gear guides and reviews. Korkers’ extensive line of footwear and accessories can be found globally, through fishing and outdoor specialty stores and select online retailers. To learn more, call 800-524-8899 or visit www.korkers.com.


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