Oboz Footwear since the company’s inception—has joined Oboz as an employee. Roth, who is a co-founder and co-owner of Oboz, has, over the years, consulted with the company as its sole designer and has also contributed to product line, business planning, and brand direction.
“Having Chuck on board and exclusively dedicated to Oboz is a
tremendous asset,” said Oboz co-founder and Vice President Josh
Fairchilds. “He brings extensive experience and strengths to our
product team, obviously, but also to our planning for future growth.”
Roth has worked with Oboz co-founders John Connelly and Josh
Fairchilds since 2001 and 2004, respectively, while the three were
working for other footwear brands. During that time, the trio developed
strong professional and personal relationships, which ultimately led
them to launch Oboz. Oboz came to the outdoor retail market in 2008.
Roth focused his career on footwear starting in 1993, when he began
working at Nike. In 2001, he established his independent design
consultancy specializing in premium, performance footwear. Over 14
years, he has served an extensive list of 30 clients in the outdoor,
cycling, fishing, running, and hunting markets. Products Roth designed
have collected numerous awards and accolades from Outside, Trail Runner, Fly Fishing and Alpinist magazines.
“I truly value the long term relationships I’ve had with my clients
and I’m thankful for the opportunity to work with so many established
and respected brands,” said Roth. “But now Oboz deserves my full
attention from both a design and business perspective. I’m really
excited to help evolve and build on Oboz’ success so far.”
Roth graduated with honors from both the Haywood Technical Institute
and the Art Center College of Design. He launched his design career at
Design Tech, a design firm in San Francisco.
Chuck will work from his Portland, Oregon-based office. He can be reached at email@example.com.
creates ‘True to the Trail™’ outdoor footwear inspired by the wild
environs surrounding the company’s Bozeman, Montana home. ‘The Oboz’ is a
place for exploration, play and work, as well as a state of mind that
has deep respect for the area’s rich natural heritage. Oboz shoes—which
debuted in stores in 2008—are designed to have meaningful innovation,
steadfast performance and recognizable quality and durability. Oboz
plants a tree for every pair of shoes it sells through Trees for the
Future (www.treesftf.org), an international organization that improves livelihoods in communities around the world through beneficial tree planting.