SAN LEANDRO, California - November 9, 2007 - The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that its president, Steve Rendle, received The Mountain Institute's distinguished Exemplary Corporate Stewardship of Mountains 2007 award.
Exemplary Corporate Stewardship of Mountains Awards recognizes
individuals who are dedicated to protecting mountain cultures, and
embody the mountain spirit. Rendle joins past recipients such as Conrad
Anker and Rick Ridgeway.
"I am honored to receive such a
prestigious award on behalf of The North Face," stated Rendle. "It is a
great recognition of our athletes' and team efforts to give back to the
communities where we explore-it truly is an honor."
Face was founded on a culture of environmental sustainability and
social responsibility while simultaneously advancing its position as
the industry's key innovator of products for the outdoors athlete.
Mr. Rendle joined the company, The North Face launched the
philanthropic expedition program which provides support to the local
communities who assist the athletes in their quest to reach the summits
and explore the remote regions of the world. Two such programs include
the Himalayan Cataract Project to cure blindness in remote mountain
villages in Nepal, and the Alex Lowe Charitable Foundation to teach
lifesaving climbing and rope techniques to Sherpa's.
these athlete philanthropic expeditions, Mr. Rendle and The North Face
have demonstrated that the production of quality products can go
hand-in-hand with care of the environment and social entrepreneurship.
Mr. Rendle is in his office at The North Face or outdoors gear testing,
he truly lives the brand and empowers others to do so as well," said
Bob Davis, President, The Mountain Institute, "We are proud to
recognize his achievements."
Prior to joining The North Face,
Rendle held the position of Director of North American Sales and
Operations for the global apparel manufacturer, Youngone Corporation,
gaining experience in all aspects of technical apparel production and
internal business operations. In the nine years before his time at
Youngone, he was in a leadership position at W.L. Gore and Associates'
Fabrics Division, garnering extensive knowledge of performance textile
design and manufacturing, sales and marketing.
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Pendleton County, West Virginia. Since then it has evolved
significantly and diversified its programs under the leadership of many
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About The North Face®
The North Face, a
division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San
Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced
products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers,
snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's
products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running,
and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major
outdoor specialty retail chains.
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The North Face President, Steve Rendle, Receives Distinguished HonorSunday, 11 November 2007
The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced that its president, Steve Rendle, received The Mountain Institute's distinguished Exemplary Corporate Stewardship of Mountains 2007 award.
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