Business File: SmartWool adjusts sales department


— Steamboat Springs-based SmartWool, an outdoor performance brand offering Merino-wool-based apparel, socks and accessories, will restructure its North America sales department, according to a news release. Amy Beck will move into the role of director of sales-North America, and Kelly Gorder will take over as the director for key accounts-North America. The company also promoted Norma Hansen to fill a newly created position as director of project management and global business services.

Beck has been at SmartWool since 2004 in positions including director of sales-lifestyle socks followed by director of sales-socks. Before she headed to SmartWool, Beck worked for Cole Haan for eight years.

Gorder has been with the company for two years as director of sales-apparel. She previously was the lead at Sundance for apparel, footwear and accessories and at REI as product line manager for apparel.

Hansen is a 20-year veteran of the outdoor industry; she has been at SmartWool for the past five years as the director of sales operations. Before joining the SmartWool sales team, she was vice president of member services for the Outdoor Industry Association.

Steamboat Grand names Regrut executive chef

The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel has named Michael Regrut its executive chef. Regrut is a 13-year veteran of the culinary industry, according to a news release.

He will oversee the Cabin restaurant, Chaps Bar & Grill and room service dining. Regrut has a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales University and spent the past 11 years at Vail Valley restaurants including Sweet Basil, Larkspur Restaurant & Market and the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa.

Regrut's passion lies in organic and sustainable products, according to the release.


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