BOULDER, Colo., (January 12, 2007) - Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today announced the finalists for the 2007 Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award and Outdoor Industry Innovator Award, as nominated by the outdoor industry and then selected by OIA’s Board of Directors. The award winners will be announced at the Industry Breakfast on Saturday, January 27, 2007 which kicks off the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Outdoor Industry Ambassador Award
recognizes a company that has made significant and ongoing achievements
toward the growth of participation in outdoor activities. The finalists
are: Atlas Snow-Shoe Company, developer of Explore Winter Women’s
Workshops; LEKI, an innovator in the development of trekking poles and
Nordic walking; and Jack Turner, founder and president of Snow Monsters
and Sports Illustrated for Kids Next Snow Search.
Industry Innovator Award recognizes an individual from a retailer,
manufacturer, supplier, media or other industry business who has made
significant contributions toward the continued innovation and growth of
the outdoor industry. The finalists are: KEEN Footwear President Kirk
Richardson; Pemba Serves President Brad Werntz; and Timberland
President and CEO Jeffrey Swartz.
"The impressive achievements
of these finalists have had a significant impact on advancing our
industry and we look forward to honoring them and announcing the
winners on January 27th," said Frank Hugelmeyer, president, OIA.
OIA Industry Award winners will be announced at the Outdoor Retailer
Winter Market’s Industry Breakfast on Saturday, January 27, 2007 in
Salt Lake City, Utah. For information on attending the Industry
Breakfast, sponsored by Smartwool, please email
OIA Announces Finalists for 2007 Outdoor Industry AwardsTuesday, 16 January 2007
Outdoor Industry Association Releases Finalists for the 2007 Outdoor Industry Ambassador and Outdoor Industry Innovator Awards
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