Hillsound, the leading producer of footwear traction equipment and gaiters for urban and outdoor enthusiasts, announces the addition of Rick Thompson to represent the brand in the Midwest adding sales representation and support in this growing region. Simultaneously, the brand has also signed on new Japanese and Hawaiian distributors, expanding the company’s U.S. and global presence in these key markets.
Hillsound’s new Midwestern sales rep, Rick Thompson, has been in the outdoor industry for nearly 20 years and will be servicing retailers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan. Thompson currently works with Dock Rite, Seger of Sweden, Gloves International and Pau Hana Surf Supply.
“Being an avid outdoor enthusiast, I was drawn to the quality of Hillsound’s products and their commitment to service and innovation in this category,” said Thompson. “I’m excited about the enthusiasm surrounding the brand, and can’t wait to take them to the next level here in the Midwest.”
“We are very excited about adding Rick to the Hillsound team,” said Hillsound General Manager Kris Choi. “Rick offers years of industry experience and solid relationships to help us service existing and future dealers in this growing region.”
Hillsound has also partnered with Kenkosya Pty Ltd. in Japan, who currently distributes Sherpa, Injinji, Big Agnes, Terra Nova and Vargo. In Hawaii, Justin Cruz will distribute Hillsound to tackle the growing demand for mud traction devices among hikers in the Hawaiian Islands.
“We are pleased and humbled that there is such a growing demand for our products around the world,” stated Choi. “It’s an exciting time here at Hillsound, and we are looking forward to growth in these key markets and beyond.”