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Former CamelBak president Layne Rigney joins Osprey Packs

Published November 18, 2016
Osprey also hires a new VP of finance and appoints a new board chairman.

CORTEZ, Colo. (BRAIN) — Osprey Packs has hired Layne Rigney as its new president. Rigney was most recently president of CamelBak, where he worked for 11 years.

Osprey also has hired Jason Dunlap as its vice president of finance and appointed Scott Pfotenhauer, a director of the company, to be chairman of its board.

The company said the new appointments will allow Osprey's founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, to concentrate on product design and innovation, as well as the strategic vision for the company.

"This is an exciting time for Osprey" said Pfotenhauer, who serves as Osprey's innovation director. "Layne, Jason and Scott bring a tremendous amount of talent and deep industry knowledge to our company. As customer demand for Osprey packs is at an all time high, the fortification of our executive leadership team will allow us to continue to grow and manage the increasing demand for our product on the global stage."

Prior to becoming president of CamelBak, Rigney served as the company's senior vice president of global sales from 2011 to 2015 and the vce president of global sales from 2005 to 2011. He held positions at RockShox and PowerBar before joining CamelBak.

"Layne is highly respected as an effective, strategic leader and brings extensive experience in building global consumer brands. He is the right person to lead Osprey through its next phase of growth," said Mike Pfotenhauer.

Rigney said, "I have always admired the genius design of Osprey Packs and the authenticity of the Osprey brand," said Layne Rigney. "With industry-leading product design, manufacturing and customer service, it is our challenge to take the company to the next level in terms of distribution and sales. Every person who loves the outdoors and appreciates intuitive design should own at least one Osprey Pack. I'm excited to deliver on that goal."

Rigney's first day at Osprey is Nov. 28.

Dunlap previously worked at Black Diamond Equipment for nine years, most recently as vice president of Finance. Before that, he worked for Gregory Mountain Products, Montgomery Professional Services and Oracle.

Scott Pfotenhauer began working with Osprey two years ago. He joined the board of directors earlier this year and brings more than 40 years of operational and financial experience to the company from his leadership positions at Intel and Morgan 

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