Jetboil has hired Ken Avery as its new brand manager. Avery comes to the Johnson Outdoors family of brands with 12 years of product development experience.
An avid cyclist, Avery previously worked as brand manager for
Vittoria Industries - the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle
tires. And for a decade before that, he worked on product development
for Maxxis International, also a tire brand. In both of these roles, he
improved user experience through the creation of new products, and the
improvement of existing ones.
“Joining the Jetboil team, and the Johnson family of outdoor
companies is an honor,” Avery said. “I look forward to using my
background in product development and building brands to add to the
already capable team at Jetboil.”
An ex-pro mountain biker, Avery qualified and competed in the winter X
Games in 2000. He holds three top-10 Collegiate National Rankings and
in 1999, he was the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Champion.
Today, he continues to ride from his home in Amherst, N.H. There, he
also enjoys backpacking, camping, hiking, surfing, and snowboarding.
“One way or another, life has always brought me back outside,” Avery
said. “Whether backpacking in the White Mountains, or camping at an
event, my best memories always involve the outdoors.”
A U.S.-Patent Holder, Avery appreciates good, clean design and advancements in technology.
transition to Jetboil was easy for me; I was already a customer, and
the product had proven itself in my own experiences,” Avery said. “I
look forward to building upon this, and improving the experience for
those who love being outside.”
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