BROOMFIELD, Colo. (BRAIN) — SealSkinz has hired Brendan Collins to be national accounts manager. He reports to the company’s U.S. manager, Shawn Pritchett.
“Brendan’s relationships and his knowledge of specialty retail, combined with his outstanding sales and customer service skills, set him apart from other candidates,” said Pritchett. “He’s a great addition to our team.”
Collins most recently worked for bike and outdoor accessory manufacturer Seattle Sports Company, starting there in 2013 as its western sales manager. He became its national sales manager in mid-2014, handling key outdoor specialty retailer accounts in the U.S. and Canada and directing its sales team.
Prior to this, he worked in sales and customer service for camping equipment manufacturer Exped and the Minneapolis-based retailer Midwest Mountaineering, where he was a department coordinator for three and a half years. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, he also has experience guiding kayak and overland tours in New Zealand.
Collins starts with SealSkinz next week, where it is exhibiting at Interbike. The company said at the show it will introduce its largest and most comprehensive collection of road- and mountain-specific items to date. The brand said its sales are up 98 percent in this channel year-to-date in 2016.