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Cascade Designs, Inc. Hires New National Sales Manager

August 15, 2022

Jaime Buyagawan joins the Cascade Designs team with more than 25 years of sales experience in the outdoor industry.

SEATTLE, Wash. (August 15, 2022) – Cascade Designs, the parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine and PackTowl, announced today the hire of Jaime Buyagawan as its new National Sales Manager. In this role, Buyagawan will oversee the US Outdoor Specialty channel and will be responsible for developing and executing short and long term strategy. He will work closely with the Cascade Designs sales agencies to drive sales, develop and implement marketing & merchandising plans in the US.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jaime Buyagawan to our team,” said Cascade Designs President Paul Connolly. “His knowledge of the outdoor industry and sales experience — through both physical retail and sales management — will be an incredible asset to the team and will help us to continue growing and developing our brands.”

Buyagawan brings 29 years of experience, spanning across different positions within the industry, to this role. He began his work in the outdoor industry on the sales floor at REI Co-op and has since worked in sales leadership positions for The Sherpa Group Two, CamelBak and Sea to Summit.

In his most recent role as Senior Sales Manager (Western region) at Sea to Summit, Buyagawan monitored and analyzed sales performance metrics, developed strategic account level business plans and drove sales growth and profitability through achievement of sales goals.

“The opportunity to work for Cascade Designs is game changing. It’s not everyday you get to interact with passionate product development teams and peek into the onsite test labs while enroute to a production floor to witness Therm-a-Rest sleeping pads being made or MSR stoves being test-fired,” said Buyagawan. “Cascade Designs has a legacy of excellence and I look forward to contributing to the MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, Pack Towl and SealLine brands future.”

For more information about Cascade Designs, please visit: https://www.cascadedesigns.com/

About Cascade Designs®

For 50 years, Seattle-based Cascade Designs, Inc. and its brands, Therm-a-Rest®, Mountain Safety Research® (MSR), Platypus®, SealLine®, and PackTowl®, have led the outdoor industry in designing innovative, useful and long-lasting equipment, manufacturing the majority of products in their Seattle, WA, and Reno, NV, U.S.A. and Cork, Ireland facilities. From the original self-inflating Therm-a-Rest® camping mattress to the first multi-fuel stove from MSR®, Cascade Designs has developed leading products that explorers, travelers, adventurers, outdoor enthusiasts and weekend campers can rely on to deliver optimum performance in the outdoors through exceptional engineering and quality. For more information, please visit: www.cascadedesigns.com.