KENT, WA -- August 2, 2016 -- Sherpa Adventure Gear is excited to announce the addition of a Canadian distributor. The new branch, Sherpa Adventure Gear Canada, will be led by Howard Wolfe based in Montreal. Wolfe will oversee a sales team that will cover the country from coast to coast as well as a warehouse and customer service office located in British Columbia.
Wolfe brings more than 25 years of experience in the outdoor industry to Sherpa, having managed sales teams for Royal Robbins, Icebreaker, Kelty, Ibex, Mountain Khakis and Jack Wolfskin.
Wolfe and Sherpa CEO, Dan Costa have an extensive history and worked together previously when Costa purchased the Royal Robbins brand and where Wolfe held the title of Canadian sales manager.
“I am very excited to work with Dan and the entire Sherpa team because I know that with Dan's experience and know-how Sherpa will become a significant ‘player’ in the outdoor industry,” states Wolfe. “Sherpa has been sold in a few Canadian retailers over the past few years, but in reality, it is new to Canada which excites me and my team. The core values that guide Sherpa, are what sets them apart from other brands and is what had me interested in partnering with them.The values are simple yet powerful reminders of why we're here and where we're going.”
With the brand being Sherpa-run, most of the sweaters and hats come directly from Kathmandu, providing year-round jobs and quality working conditions to hundreds of people. Additionally, a percentage of company profits are donated to the Paldorje Education Fund which provide underprivileged Nepalese children the opportunity to attend school all the way through college.
About Sherpa Adventure Gear
In the highest reaches of the Himalayas, the Sherpa people lead the world in mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humour. Tashi Sherpa—upon discovering that his uncle was on Sir Edmund Hilary’s celebrated 1953 expedition to the summit of Everest—founded Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 in this spirit, to honour his people by creating the best quality outdoor apparel made in Nepal. The company employs hundreds in Kathmandu and Nepal at its headquarters, stores and manufacturing operations. Marketing and North American sales and distribution is based in Kent, Washington. A portion of every sale benefits the education of Sherpa children through the Paldorje Education Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable arm the company established in May 2012. For more information, visit http://www.sherpaadventuregear.com.