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SNEWSNet.com – Osprey Appoints Kenny Ballard as Chief Operating Officer – April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs Operations, IT, Purchasing, Quality and Returns as well as Human Resources.

“Osprey Packs is very excited to welcome Kenny to our company,” said Tom Barney CEO of Osprey Packs. “Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support. Kenny possesses the experience and energy necessary to be successful as our COO and contribute to Osprey’s leadership and future growth.”

Ballard is a well-respected leader in the industry, having served as President of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, Ballard headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting which is a multi-channel brand, sales, marketing, product and management consulting firm.

“As a longtime admirer of the Osprey brand, I am honored to be a part of this passionate and accomplished team,” said Ballard. “I look forward to being a part of the brand’s future in this strategic role.”

Next month, Ballard and his family will relocate to beautiful SW Colorado, home to Osprey corporate headquarters.

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OutdoorIndustry.org – Osprey Appoints Kenny Ballard as Chief Operating Officer – April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc., a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear, is pleased to announce that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs Operations, IT, Purchasing, Quality and Returns as well as Human Resources.

“Osprey Packs is very excited to welcome Kenny to our company,” said Tom Barney CEO of Osprey Packs. “Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support. Kenny possesses the experience and energy necessary to be successful as our COO and contribute to Osprey’s leadership and future growth.”

Ballard is a well-respected leader in the industry, having served as President of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, Ballard headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting which is a multi-channel brand, sales, marketing, product and management consulting firm.

“As a longtime admirer of the Osprey brand, I am honored to be a part of this passionate and accomplished team,” said Ballard. “I look forward to being a part of the brand’s future in this strategic role.”

Next month, Ballard and his family will relocate to beautiful SW Colorado, home to Osprey corporate headquarters.

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SGB Update – Osprey Appoints Kenny Ballard as Chief Operating Officer – April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc. announced that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns as well as human resources.

“Osprey Packs is very excited to welcome Kenny to our company,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support. Kenny possesses the experience and energy necessary to be successful as our COO and contribute to Osprey’s leadership and future growth.”

Ballard is a well-respected leader in the industry, having served as President of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, Ballard headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting which is a multi-channel brand, sales, marketing, product and management consulting firm.

“As a longtime admirer of the Osprey brand, I am honored to be a part of this passionate and accomplished team,” said Ballard. “I look forward to being a part of the brand’s future in this strategic role.”

Next month, Ballard and his family will relocate to beautiful SW Colorado, home to Osprey corporate headquarters.

Independent, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs makes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.

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InsideOutdoor.com – Osprey Appoints Ballard COO – April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Osprey Packs announced that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns as well as human resources.

Ballard erved as president of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, he headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting.

“As a longtime admirer of the Osprey brand, I am honored to be a part of this passionate and accomplished team,” said Ballard. “I look forward to being a part of the brand’s future in this strategic role.”

“Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support,” said Tom Barney CEO of Osprey Packs.”

Ballard and his family will relocate to Southwest Colorado, home to Osprey corporate headquarters, said the company.

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Outdoor Business Update – Osprey Appoints Kenny Ballard as Chief Operating Officer – April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

Osprey Packs, Inc. announced that outdoor industry veteran Kenny Ballard has joined the company in the newly created role of chief operating officer. As COO, Ballard will head up Osprey Packs operations, IT, purchasing, quality and returns as well as human resources.

“Osprey Packs is very excited to welcome Kenny to our company,” said Tom Barney, CEO of Osprey Packs. “Filling the COO role completes Osprey’s Executive Team and will help provide Osprey and our customers further critical internal support. Kenny possesses the experience and energy necessary to be successful as our COO and contribute to Osprey’s leadership and future growth.”

Ballard is a well-respected leader in the industry, having served as President of Boulder Outdoor Specialty Group (BOSG) that includes Kelty, Sierra Designs, Slumberjack and Wenger camping. Most recently, Ballard headed up Kenny Ballard Consulting which is a multi-channel brand, sales, marketing, product and management consulting firm.

“As a longtime admirer of the Osprey brand, I am honored to be a part of this passionate and accomplished team,” said Ballard. “I look forward to being a part of the brand’s future in this strategic role.”

Next month, Ballard and his family will relocate to beautiful SW Colorado, home to Osprey corporate headquarters.

Independent, celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs makes packs and bags designed to help adventurers enjoy their outdoor, biking and travel pursuits.

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Core77.com- Unpacking “Ultralight” with Mike Pfotenhauer of Osprey Packs – April 22, 2014 –

April 22, 2014

Whether you think ultralight backpacking sounds like hell or vacation, it provides a special dilemma for design minds. Ultralight gear has to be minimal, ergonomic, versatile and very very light. To get a higher-level industry take on the lightweight challenge I spoke with Mike Pfotenhauer, founder, owner and and chief designer of Osprey Packs. Osprey is over four decades old and renowned for innovative, ergonomic and, yes, lightweight pack design. Still independently owned and operated, they’re a leading name in multiple fields of backpacking. When I caught up with Mike he had just gotten back from Southern California—a region he’s required as a Northerner to speak poorly of—where he’d had a nice time hiking around Big Sur. (Don’t tell him I told you.)..

You guys just put out a new Exos. What’s your take on going ultralight from a design perspective?

I really appreciate limitations. With any lightweight gear you have that rule—you want to keep it simple. It’s also nice from a sustainability angle. Less process, less material. I do gravitate towards lightweight, towards minimalism. I like the challenge to strip things away…

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