Industrial Revolution Welcomes New VP of Sales

January 14, 2019

Seattle, WA – January 14, 2019 – Industrial Revolution, the Seattle manufacturer and distributor of essential outdoor accessories, is pleased to announce the addition of a new Vice President of Sales to its team. Rick Klug brings 20 years of experience in the outdoor industry and will contribute to overall sales and marketing strategy for IR and its family of brands, including UCO Gear, Morakniv, Esbit and Pedco.

Klug comes to IR from SOG Tools & Knives, where he served as national sales manager for the past three years, overseeing both mass market retail and sporting goods sales, developing overall sales programs and managing a team of reps throughout the U.S. and Canada. Prior to that, Klug held sales manager positions at American Rec, McNett Corporation (now GEAR AID Inc.) and Cascade Designs.

“The outdoors has always been the core of my career and where my real passion lies, and I am thrilled to be working with such a diverse group of brands here at Industrial Revolution,” says Klug. “I look forward to bringing my unique skills to the position and making an immediate impact.”

“I’m extremely excited to welcome Rick to the team,” says Keith Jackson, owner and President of Industrial Revolution. “Rick has a tremendous passion for the products and people of the outdoor industry.  With his vast experience, I’m confident he can help lead the Sales and Customer Service team, and in fact the whole company, to the next level.”

Steve Llorente, who has filled this role for the past 18 months, will return to his previous position as VP of Business Development, supporting Klug going forward.

Klug can be reached at rick@industrialrev.com.

About Industrial Revolution

Founded in 1971 as UCO, the Original Candle Lantern company, Industrial Revolution has grown to become a leading manufacturer and distributor of inventive products that promote fun, safety and comfort in the outdoors. In addition to UCO Ware mess kits and utensils, headlamps, Candle Lanterns™, Stormproof Matches™, portable grills and Ice Cream Balls, Industrial Revolution makes Pedco tripods, mounts and clamps. The company is also the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Sweden-based Morakniv® knives, as well as the exclusive U.S. distributor of German-based Esbit solid fuel stoves and cookware. www.industrialrev.com