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The Scandinavian fishing tackle brand Westin is on the forefront of the European predator tackle industry, continuously launching a steady stream of innovative, long lasting and fish catching products. This is the Danish based brands DNA, a DNA shared by Nilsson. “After 9 years working for Westin as a sale representative, it is time for Westin to take the lead and adapt,” Daniel Nilsson declares. “My job has evolved in...
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri  – Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s is gearing up for the holiday season across America, hiring 7,000 seasonal workers at a National Hiring Day event on Thursday, Oct. 15. As North America’s premier outdoor company with a significant commitment to conservation, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s team members have earned a reputation as the “World’s Foremost Outfitters” for their role...
BOZEMAN, MT. – AFFTA is pleased to announce that it has hired Whitney Tilt as the first-ever Executive Director for the AFFTA Fisheries Fund. Tilt was selected from more than 40 candidates to take the helm of the non-profit conservation organization, spearheading its strategic direction and growth. The Fisheries Fund, as a separate 501(C)3 with revenue managed separate from AFFTA membership dues, is the granting...
For Immediate Release (North Adams, MA): North Point Brands, parent entity to Cheeky Fishing and Wingo Outdoors, is adding fishing industry veteran Peter Vandergrift to its growing team. Vandergrift will be assuming the role of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for both Cheeky Fishing and Wingo Outdoor brands. Vandergrift is joining the company after a seven-year run with Costa Sunglasses as Freshwater Community Manager, where he led...
Gjøvik, Norway — Kenni Riise (43) has been appointed as the new CEO of the Verdane and Ard Group owned Mustad as of October 1, 2020. Kenni Riise has gained extensive experience from several CEO and senior management roles from international brands from both mono- and multi-brand perspectives. In addition to his extensive commercial brand and market insight, he has a strong Supply Chain background, holding a Master’s in...
ASHLAND, ORE. – Loon Outdoors welcomes the expertise of Hogan Brown to lead its marketing efforts. With products that perform both on and off the water, Loon has seen significant growth in its business leading it to require expanded capability marketing to anglers across the globe. As an only-child growing up on the Lower Yuba River in northern California, Brown took to solo activities like fly fishing and playing...
Lake Wales, Fla. — A Band of Anglers, the umbrella corporation overseeing several fishing tackle brands including Ocean Born, Engage, and Hyperlastics, has named Barry Stockhaus its General Sales Manager for the Americas. Patrick Sébile, the legendary tackle designer and founder of A Band of Anglers, Inc., led the search and called Stockhaus “my first choice to help lead the company when we started more than two years...
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — American Baitworks started its journey in 2018 with a commitment to designing, creating and manufacturing high quality products to help the company’s partners and customers achieve success on and off the water. Through investment and acquisition, American Baitworks brand family includes six outstanding brands; Freedom Tackle. Halo Fishing Rods, NetBait Tackle, Scum Frog, Snag Proof and STH Bait Co....
Outdoor Occupations has temporarily activated free, unlimited job posting privileges for employers through July 31, 2020, in an effort to connect more talented outdoor industry job seekers with employers by offering our job board marketplace listing service free of charge to companies looking to hire . “Talented employees are the lifeblood of the outdoor recreation industry.  Many experienced specialty workers within sport...
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Valerie Dixon has joined the team at American Baitworks Co. as Pro Staff Manager and Event Coordinator. Dixon’s addition is another step in American Baitworks’ focus on growing awareness of the company’s fishing tackle brands; Freedom Tackle, Halo Rods, NetBait, Scum Frog, STH Bait Co. and Snag Proof. Dixon will oversee the company’s national and regional pro staff fishing teams as well...
OVIEDO, Fla. – Theron Asbery has been named the new Marketing Director for American Tackle Company. The Florida-based, international company specializes in revolutionary fishing rod components and tackle. Having accomplished multiple fishing industry awards, American Tackle is highly known for their Microwave Guide system. Asbery joins the American Tackle Staff after having previously served as the Marketing Manager for Yo-Zuri...
Bemidji, Minn. - Northland Fishing Tackle® announces the naming of industry veteran Gregg Wollner as the new Chief Executive Officer. Wollner has already joined the company and will relocate his family to Bemidji this summer. Wollner has more than 25 years of fishing industry experience at Galyan's Trading Company and Rapala. He has served as Chairman of the American Sportsfishing Association, board member of the National...