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TacJobs – Kelty Military/LE Sales

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

American Recreation Products is seeking candidates for a Sales Division Manager of AmericanRec Government.

American Recreation Products is owned by Sun Capital Partners, Inc and consists of Kelty, Sierra Designs, Royal Robbins, Slumberjack, Wenzel, Rokk, Insta-Bed, Mountain Trails, Ultimate Direction and ISIS. However, as we understand it, the position will be primarily with Kelty.

They are seeking deep experience within the Military/Swat Tactical/ Law Enforcement/ Homeland security marketplace. Minimum of 5 years brand management / sales leadership in the government market. Intimate involvement and familiarity with target market. Proficient in P&L creation and review. Understanding of Military/Swat Tactical/ Law Enforcement/ Homeland Security, familiarity with cost/feature tradeoffs; familiarity with technical materials and specific vendors. Must be able to direct, nurture and develop a highly motivated team of internal and external resources. Must be able to foster and maintain a healthy team dynamic and spirit within a fast paced, problem solving based, collaborative work environment. Must clearly exhibit through example a professional and detail oriented leadership style. Effective and proficient public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Ability to understand and financial analysis, market research, technical product development, relationship building.

Develop and Manage the AmericanRec Government direction
Final P&L for Government business Plan.
Create dramatic topline growth in three-year timeframe.
Collaborate with supporting AmericanRec functional areas.
Must be able to comprehend, thrive within and protect a core brand ethos and market position as it relates to the product development process and marketing function.
In Partnership with the VP, Product Development, identify opportunity for product development for the brand
Initiate strategic objectives that support the Division and Company’s mission and seasonal goals.
Manage long term projects; be able to conceptualize product for at least a two year timeline.
Maintain seasonal metrics regarding the on-time development of product.
Develop a process/timeline strategy and gain internal consensus among multiple disciplines to achieve successful margins.
Manage product creation timelines and deliverables to meet strategic and financial corporate goals.
Maintain a network within the industry in order to stay current on design issues and trends that impact the product process and influence the product development process.
Manage approvals such as: proto, sample, counter-sample and pre-production to ensure the Division’s quality standards as well as the timeliness of deliveries are met.
Partner in developing new technologies which will ultimately create innovative product.

Market Analysis/Brand Communications In Partnership with the Director, Marketing, this position will be responsible for:
Articulating the marketing communication collateral requirements.
As the key leader, the Manager will contribute to the evaluation and recommend opportunities for new products and entry into categories through a keen understanding of competitive dynamics, government trends and needs.
Continually work to understand the division’s base and future customer and predict trends/changes in their behavior.
Manage Trade Show participation
Participate and drive promotional activities, PR and events
Maintain market association memberships

Manage the overall sales function of the government business.
Grow the revenue base effectively and be the key representative with key accounts.

Effectively partner with the internal resources of the ARP sourcing function
Be the Government Business Champion with the sourcing team at ARP.

For more information visit careers.outdoorindustry.org

Win Kelty Camping Gear from Amron and Save 20% on Select Products

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Amron is featuring Kelty as their April Brand of the Month. Now through the end of April, purchase any Kelty, Sierra Designs, or Slumberjack products and you’ll be entered to win a Kelty Basecamp Kitchen, a Kelty Deluxe Roll-Top Table, and an Essential Chair (a $358 value). To enter you must use promo code “Kelty” during checkout. Amron is also offering 20% off tactical gear such as the Kelty MAP 3500 (Ocean Grey, Anaconda Green, and Foliage Green), Kelty Eagle 128 Backpack and select outdoor products from Sierra Designs and Slumberjack.

Visit www.amronintl.com/kelty

Armor Holdings Take 2?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Ok, it’s not the same thing but we do see Sun Capital Partners gobbling up armor companies. In addition to Protective Products Enterprises and Paraclete that we recently wrote about, they have also purchased Point Blank Solutions Inc (in October) which consists of Point Blank Body Armor and PACA Body Armor. That puts several armor companies under one “roof” and when you add in the other companies under the Sun Capital Partners umbrella that operate on the fringes of the tactical industry; Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack, Ultimate Direction and Royal Robbins, you begin to see the possibility of some synergy. Let’s see if they do as well.

Some Interesting Connections Surrounding Sale of Paraclete Armor

Monday, December 19th, 2011

In late October MSA announced the sale of Paraclete Armor to PPE. PPE in turn, is owned by Sun Capital Partners, Inc.

What is pretty interesting about the Paraclete sale is that American Recreation Products which includes such brands as Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack, Ultimate Direction and Royal Robbins, is also owned by Sun Capital. These brands all have an impressive line of military products that we’ve covered in the past here on SSD.

Since ARP’s primarily outdoor focused the vast majority of their products are produced overseas. This can make for rough going if you are interested in military business. Perhaps, thanks to the Sun Capital connection, we will see some production of ARP’s military products by Paraclete. What would be even cooler is if we could see some cross pollination from ARP’s outdoor design expertise to Paraclete’s product offerings.

Kelty MAP 3500 MultiCam Available for Preorder

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Almost a decade ago, the Special Operations (SOF) community requested a new and improved assault pack prompting Amron International to approach pack manufacturer Kelty. Designed and engineered with the help of direct military end-user input and feedback, the MAP 3500 was born becoming a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for a sturdy and functional Military Assault Pack (MAP).

Based on customer feedback Amron is introducing the popular MAP3500 in MultiCam® to accompany the six standard solid colors (Anaconda Green, Black, Coyote Tan, Desert Tan, Foliage Green, and Ocean Grey). Preorders are being accepted now with deliveries beginning in August 2011.

I can tell you that I purchased mine in 2002 and used it for many years as a my day to day pack. In fact, it was later passed down to one of my kids and has been used for a wide variety of duties. It’s still a great pack to this day despite a little wear and tear around the edges. It will serve you for years to come.

To Preorder the new MultiCam® pack for only $119.95 with free UPS ground freight within the continental US from now through 31 July at tactical.amronintl.com. Regular price is $159.00.

MultiCam Bivy from Kelty

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Kelty's new MultiCam bivy

Kelty is unveiling their new MultiCam bivy at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market next week in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is manufactured from a 70D Nylon outer shell with a proprietary waterproof/breathable laminate. To keep weight and cost down they are using a 70D nylon bottom with a 1.25 oz. waterproof coating. Additionally, the bivy features a hooped design using a delrin rod and has a footbox of 15 inches for boots-on use. It accommodates a sleeper of up to 6’ 9” and has a right hand zipper. It weighs in at just under 2 pounds. Finally, it is a Berry compliant MultiCam bivy.

Stop by booth #28027 and check out the bivy as well as a plethora of other tactical outdoor products.