RIVERTON, WYOMING – -(Ammoland.com)- Martin Nordin, CEO of Fenix Outdoor AB is sad to announce that a long term friend and associate, John Smithbaker has resigned from his position as President of Brunton Outdoor, as of the end of the year.
John has been President of Brunton since January 2010 when the company was acquired by Fenix Outdoor AB. He is responsible for bringing compass manufacturing back to the Riverton, Wyoming facility, which created nearly 50 new jobs and made Brunton Outdoor the only US Manufacturer of base plate compasses.
John has decided to follow his calling full time, leading the Christian Ministry he started nearly 7 years ago, Fathers in the Field. www.fathersinthefield.com.
We wish John the best, and are proud continue our support of John and his efforts with his Ministry both emotionally and financially.
Fenix Outdoor AB, owner of Brunton as well as their other brands…Primus, Fjallraven and Hanwag, will continue to invest in the momentum created by the Brunton management team . Until a replacement for Smithbaker has been found, John Walbrecht, President of Fenix Outdoor North America and Dan Shay, CFO of Fenix Outdoor North America, will be filling the role. Joel Bell will continue as the Vice President of Sales – Brunton and Primus, responsible for overseeing the sales, marketing and product Development, and working with Dani Schafer – Brunton Marketing Manager in continuing the brand momentum.
ABOUT BRUNTON: The leading manufacturer of equipment for the outdoor adventure, Brunton’s passion for innovation and quality dates back to 1894. Brunton delivers performance, comfort and convenience to the outdoors with a full line of portable power, navigation, lighting, weather and optical products. See Brunton’s full line at www.Bruntongroup.com.