DENVER (Aug. 8, 2018) — David Bloch, president and founder of Outdoor Edge announced today that the company has added three new employees to its staff. Kirk Nichols has joined the company as export sales manager, Michael Egan has joined as the hardware sales manager, and Jonathan Stahlman has come aboard as the key account sales manager. The appointments are effective immediately, and all three managers will report to Vice President of Sales & Marketing Colin Wayne.
Nichols joins Outdoor Edge with nearly two decades of international sales experience with companies such as Newton Running in Boulder, Colorado and LaCrosse Footwear, Inc. in Portland, OR. In his capacity as export sales manager, Nichols will be responsible for maintaining and growing the export accounts and the administration of all export of goods. A graduate of the University of Portland, Nichols currently resides in Boulder, Colo.
In the newly created position of hardware sales manager, Egan will be responsible for managing all sales and relationships with existing hardware, paint and automotive accounts, as well as identifying opportunities for new accounts. He will attend trade shows and events for hardware distributors and dealers. Prior to joining the Outdoor Edge team, he held the position of regional sales manager for Wayin for two years. Egan is a graduate of State University of New York at Cortland with a B.S. in Sport Business and Communications, and he currently resides in Denver.
Stahlman brings tremendous experience in the sales sector, having previously worked for a range of international dive equipment companies including American Underwater Products, Oceanic Worldwide, Hollis and Aeris.In the new position of key account sales manager, Stahlman will be responsible for driving year-over-year sales and building upon existing relationships with large-volume customers to maximize opportunities. He will also prospect, open and manage new customers in the BBQ, housewares, fishing, subscription box, tactical, and convenience store markets. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Stahlman holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics with Business Management. An avid outdoorsman, he currently resides in Indian Hills, Colo.
“We work in a constantly changing world, and so it’s critical for us to hire people who share our ambitious vision and have the expertise to help us execute it successfully,” said Bloch. “I’m thrilled to welcome these three new team members, who each bring vast experience to Outdoor Edge, and I look forward to working closely with them in our mission to offer the most innovative and best-quality knives and tools available on the market.”
Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Denver, Outdoor Edge established itself as a leading designer and manufacturer of knives and tools. Today, Outdoor Edge continues to innovate and develop state-of-the-art products for outdoor enthusiasts, game processors, survivalists, handymen and others who require the very best knives and tools available for leisure, work and everyday-carry needs. The company prides itself in offering a variety of products that undergo extensive field-testing in harsh, rugged environments resulting in durable, long-lasting products that come with a lifetime guarantee. For additional information on Outdoor Edge and its full line of products write to: Outdoor Edge, 5000 Osage Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80221; call toll-free 800-477-3343; email email@example.com; or visit www.outdooredge.com.