Outdoor Research expands Westbay Trading Co. role as sales agency for Midwest territory

July 2, 2024

Great Lakes sales team grows territory to also represent the Outdoor Research brand in the Midwest.

SEATTLE, Wash. (July 2, 2024) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Outdoor Research, the Seattle-based maker of high-end outdoor apparel and gear, this month expanded the sales territory for its current Great Lakes territory sales representative team, Westbay Trading Co., to also include the Midwest territory. Tom Meier, George Terrizzi and Jim Misiewicz will represent Outdoor Research in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska.

“Tom, George, and their team have been invaluable in growing the brand through many years of dedicated partnership in the Great Lakes region,” said Michael O’Connell, Director of North American Sales. “Their unwavering commitment and exceptional expertise have been instrumental in our success, and we are delighted to see these territories combine under their expert leadership.

“This strategic decision aligns with our commitment to elevating our market presence and providing superior service to our valued retail partners,” O’Connell continues. “Our team is enthusiastic about the opportunities this presents and confident that it will lead to numerous benefits, including enhanced support, brand alignment, and collaboration within the Midwest territory.”

West Bay Trading Company has represented world-class brands in the outdoor recreation industry for over 40 years. Meier and his team have represented Outdoor Research in the Great Lakes territory for 24 years and created significant success for the brand. Utilizing the team’s many years of industry experience and knowledge of the Outdoor Research brand story will help with OR’s growth in the Midwest territory, O’Connell said.

“Expanding our territory reach with Outdoor Research is very exciting for me and my team,” said Tom Meier. “We are looking forward to connecting with new retailers and helping continue OR’s growth trajectory.”

About Outdoor Research

Since 1981, Outdoor Research has created trusted apparel, accessories, and equipment for you to thrive outside. Our award-winning outdoor gear is meticulously researched and tested for outdoor enthusiasts and military users around the globe. Grounded in our values of curiosity, passion, innovation, collaboration and community, we strive to create space for all in the outdoors. We celebrate wins outside at every level together with our ambassadors, non-profit partners and employees. Join us at outdoorresearch.com.

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