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Yakima hires Ryan Martin as CEO

Published August 1, 2014

BEAVERTON, Ore. (BRAIN) — Yakima Products Inc. has brought aboard Ryan Martin, formerly a global director at appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp., as its new CEO.

In his previous role at Whirlpool, Martin worked closely with Yakima's parent company for the past seven years, including product design, development and delivery of product to the market. He spent a total of nearly 12 years with Whirlpool, holding roles in finance, marketing, procurement and global operations at the company's global headquarters in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

He also completed a two-year assignment in China growing Whirlpool's procurement footprint.

"Yakima is an innovative and iconic brand that has led the cargo management category for 35 years, and I am looking forward to being part of the Yakima team and helping our consumers live adventurous lives," Martin said. "We have an amazing platform for success and I look forward to helping Yakima achieve its full potential."

Jason McGibbon, Yakima's global senior director of sales, said: "Leveraging Ryan's long-term relationship and vast understanding of our manufacturing platforms will prove an absolute benefit in helping Yakima continue to deliver the most relevant and innovative products to our retail partners and ultimately our consumers."

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