Montane Bolsters Sales Effort in the United States with Addition of Three New Agencies
August 8, 2022
Fast and light UK brand expands into Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, and Midwest
Boulder, CO (August 8, 2022) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – In a move to expand availability into more core-user regions across the United States, fast and light equipment manufacturer Montane excitedly announces the appointment of three new independent sales agencies in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, and Midwest.
Joining Montane in time to begin selling the new Fall 2023 collection are Sigrid and Alan Quinn in Oregon, John Wilmers and Great Lake Sales in Michigan, and Jeremy Hensel and the Hensel Group based in Colorado. The three independent agencies will be guided by the leadership of Mike Downing, Montane’s US Country Manager, to create a team with over 100 combined years of sales and service in the outdoor industry.
Managing Montane’s wholesale business in the Pacific Northwest will be Sigrid and Alan Quinn of Quinn Sales Company in Portland, OR. At one time owners of Sturtevant’s Sports, one of the industry’s top performing specialty retailers in the Northwest, Borderline Snowboards, and Ski Mart, the Quinn’s bring decades retail success experience to Montane. Quinn Sales also represents Aventura Women’s Outdoor Lifestyle Apparel, Krimson Klover Sportswear, and Nils Women’s Skiwear.
Centered in the Midwest is industry veteran, John Wilmers with Great Lake Sales in Michigan. Wilmers has decades of experience selling apparel and equipment from some of the industry’s top technical brands. Along with Montane, Wilmers also represents HydroFlask and Western Mountaineering in the Midwest.
Based in Eagle, Colorado is Jeremy Hensel with the Hensel Group, who has also been managing sales for Prana in the Rocky Mountains for the past 16 years, as well as Camp USA. The Hensel Group has won several awards during their tenure, including Rep Group of the Year multiple times and the “Seva” award for going above and beyond in the name of service. Lisa Hensel, Kaley Thompson, and Jeremy bring authenticity and a wealth of sales knowledge and creativity to the Montane sales team.
“We’re really excited about the expansion of the Montane sales team here in the US,” said Downing. “These teams know the trends, they know their territories, and they know how to sell. This move allows us to deepen the availability of Montane in some highly active regions across the US and we’re confident that our Fall 2023 offering will be a welcome addition to retailers in these regions.”
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Pushing the limits of endurance and versatility for almost 30 years, the British outdoor performance specialist, Montane, engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing, and equipment of uncompromised quality for multi-activity adventures, mountain activities and extreme environments.
The drive to find, see and do more in the outdoors has driven Montane to evolve for efficiency through a simplified ‘less is more’ approach. The brand works closely with serious mountain professionals, leading adventurers, and top-performance athletes to be at the forefront of developing a clothing range that allows people to be immersed in nature, no matter the environment. Montane uses its unrivalled expertise to create a collection of reliable and versatile running, walking, and mountaineering clothing allowing its wearer to go FURTHER. FASTER in the outdoors.”