Things are looking good at Salewa (Dynafit) North America, the new distributor of Dynafit bindings as well as everything Salewa. They’ve chosen Boulder, Colorado as their location (look out Boulder telemarkers, Dynafit attack!), and just sent out this press release about their nascent customer service department. Exiting stuff, as Sales Director Tim Kelley tells me they’re going to have customer service with quality and parts availability way beyond anything so far. Our only question: you got any phone numbers, baby?
Press Release, April 3, 2007
RAYMOND TO LEAD SALEWA NORTH AMERICA’S CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT
SALEWA North America has hired Ryan Raymond to lead its Customer and Dealer Services Department. Raymond will make the move from Durango, Colorado where he managed Pine Needle Mountaineering, one of Dynafit’s leading retailers.
“Having Ryan on board at our new North American operation is going to be a tremendous asset to our business. He brings the enthusiasm for the sport that Dynafit and Silvretta are all about,” says Christopher Sword, President of SALEWA North America. “Because of his business and industry knowledge, and his great attitude, he’s the kind of person you hope answers the phone when you call.”
Raymond’s retail sales and buying background will be an asset when servicing the demands of SALEWA’s specialty outdoor dealer base. In addition, he brings extensive ground-up leadership and problem solving experience, developed as a Lead Guide in the Grand Canyon. These skills will be called upon to develop a high-level customer service operation that can both keep pace with the growth of the brands, and provide the hands-on expertise that is critical with highly technical products.
“Our products can make a good day better, and we believe Ryan’s infectious, positive energy will allow our customer service department to do the same,” adds Tim Kelley, Sales Director.
SALEWA North America is the North American Subsidiary of parent company SALEWA, selling and servicing the Dynafit and Silvretta brands in the United States and Canada.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.