SEATTLE, Wash. (January 31, 2018) — Mountain Safety Research® (MSR®), the Seattle-based leader in high-performance outdoor equipment, has named Scott Youmans as its Stoves and Combustion Category Manager. The category includes award-winning stove systems like the WindBurner, ultra-lightweight designs such as the PocketRocket 2, and adventure-tested industry standards like the WhisperLite, DragonFly and XGK-EX stoves.
Youmans, based out of MSR’s Seattle headquarters, will put his fifteen-plus years of engineering experience and education into the continuation of MSR’s leadership in the stove and combustion category. He will work closely with a team of MSR engineers in MSR’s stove testing and innovation lab, where the next generation of outdoor stoves are designed, tested, and manufactured.
“We’re all very excited to promote Scott to this position,” said Doug Sanders, Vice President of MSR. “His strong background in engineering, passion for the outdoors, and deep experience designing award-winning product in the outdoor industry make him the perfect fit for this role.”
Youmans joined MSR in 2015 as a Design Engineer, after nearly seven years at K2 Sports as a Snowshoe Development Engineer. At MSR he most recently led the design on a series of outdoor camp cookware products. He is also a contributor to the company’s military-funded projects, building long-term commercialization business cases for the success of the brand’s military contract work.
“I’m thrilled to lead MSR’s continued leadership in the stoves category,” said Scott. “Our company has a number of exciting innovations ahead of us, and we can’t wait to share them with our customers.”
About MSR® (Mountain Safety Research®)
Seattle-based MSR has been engineering standard-setting high-performance outdoor equipment since 1969. A commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures customers are outfitted with the finest, most reliable gear available for outdoor adventures. MSR product lines include: stoves, fuel, cookware, water treatment and hydration systems, shelters, snowshoes, snow tools, and backcountry poles. The majority of MSR products are made in the company’s Seattle, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.msrgear.com.