Patagonia Promotes Sven Shiers to Eastern Regional Sales Manager

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Patagonia Promotes Sven Shiers to Eastern Regional Sales Manager

VENTURA, California. (July 29, 2015) – Patagonia has promoted longtime Patagonia territory sales manager, Sven Shiers, to Eastern Regional Sales Manager. In his new position, Shiers will be managing eight sales representatives.

Shiers brings to this position 29 years of sales experience as both a sales representative and retail buyer. He spent the past 12 years managing the Mid-Atlantic sales territory for Patagonia, where he oversaw retailers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Washington D.C., as well as national accounts. Prior to working at Patagonia, he was an independent sales representative at the Outdoor Resource Group and also worked at Nestor’s Sporting Goods in Pennsylvania. 

“Sven’s experience developing Patagonia’s business in the Mid-Atlantic territory, and his prior experience both as a retail buyer and as a sales rep prepares him extremely well for this position,” said Walt Bailey, Director of North American Wholesale. “He has had significant input and involvement in many of the changes we’ve put into place in the last several years in our wholesale business overall, which makes him an ideal candidate to step in and continue to help evolve our wholesale business regionally and nationally.

Shiers resides in New Jersey and when he’s not working he enjoys snowboarding, surfing, road and mountain biking and spending time with his family.

Sven Shiers can be reached at sven.shiers@patagonia.com.

About Patagonia
Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is an outdoor apparel company based in Ventura, California. A certified B-Corporation, Patagonia’s mission is to build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis. The company is recognized internationally for its commitment to authentic product quality and environmental activism, contributing over $68 million in grants and in-kind donations to date.

Contacts:
Tessa Byars   tessa.byars@patagonia.com
Corey Simpson   corey.simpson@patagonia.com

 

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Patagonia marks 20 years in NYC with activism and free repairs in a new shop on Greene Street

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Patagonia marks 20 years in NYC with activism and free repairs in a new shop on Greene Street

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Patagonia and Human Trafficking

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Patagonia and Human Trafficking

We want to share a important piece of news. In 2011, we quite frankly discovered modern slavery in our supply chain. It turns out, this is an issue plaguing manufacturers of all kinds in many industries, and for Patagonia, it became an urgent priority to fix it. 

In a blog post released on June 3,2015,  we describe our journey to implement standards that will prevent migrant factory workers in our supply chain from facing impossible financial burdens and make things right for those that have. And perhaps most importantly, we’ve released our standard publicly for any company to take a look at, crib from, and implement throughout their own operations.

 

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PATAGONIA’S NEW CAMPAIGN AIMS TO PROTECT CLIMBING PARADISE - DEFINED BY THE LINE

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Today, Patagonia releases Defined By The Line, a film about climber Josh Ewing and his story of converting his passion for climbing into a passion for protecting the public lands of Southeastern Utah known as Bears Ears. Bears Ears contains landscapes vital for climbers – as well as more than 12,000 years of human history and sacred Native American traditions now facing destruction in the face of aggressive oil and gas development, looting of archaeological sites, and un-managed off-road vehicle use.

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The New Localism

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It’s an honor to be recognized by President Obama for our commitments to working families. I share this gratitude with Malinda Chouinard, who has always made Patagonia a great place for families, and with Anita Furtaw, who developed an award-winning on-site child development program for our Ventura headquarters 30 years ago, and has run it ever since.

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Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario today announced the promotion of Lisa Williams to Chief Product Officer, with end-to-end responsibility for all aspects of design, line management, merchandising, inventory and product marketing. 

“Our imperative to build the best product with the most responsible supply chain in the world has never been more important,” said Marcario. “Lisa has brought us great leadership, excellent instincts and unparalleled skills as a merchant since she joined Patagonia almost 14 years ago. In this elevated role, Lisa will continue to meet the high demands of customers around the globe for whom outdoor sports are a way of life.” 

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And yet, these chemicals we rely on for technical performance can be toxic and persist in the environment, a serious issue Patagonia is tackling aggressively. We recently discussed the ups and downs around this issue in a blog post on The Cleanest Line.

 

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Extending the life of our garments is the single most important thing we can do to lower our impact on the planet. In keeping our clothes in use longer, we reduce overall consumption.

Today, we’re proud to launch a cross-country mission to change people’s relationship with stuff. The Worn Wear Mobile Tour, kicking off April 2 in Ventura, Calif., and ending May 12 in Boston, is our attempt to encourage customers to make their clothes last a lifetime.

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