Osprey Packs, the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures, announced today the hiring of Scott Maslen as Senior Country Director, Vietnam. Maslen will report directly to Chris Graham, Senior Vice President of Product, who is relocating to the United Kingdom.
Maslen will be based in Osprey’s Ho Chi Minh City Design and Development office located near Osprey’s factories. Maslen will be responsible for overseeing the development, production, and design operations of Osprey Packs in Vietnam. Prior to joining Osprey, Maslen served as the Director of Product Safety and Quality for Gerber Legendary Blades, Director of Vietnam Operations for Timberland as well Manager of Footwear Quality, Fit, Materials, and Innovation for Columbia Sportswear.
“After an extensive recruitment search, it became clear Scott would make a clear difference to our team in terms of his in depth industry knowledge and expertise,” said Senior Vice President of Product, Chris Graham. “Through his diverse industry experience, he has demonstrated a proven record and thorough understanding of what it takes to get the very best products to a global marketplace.”
After more than 10 years residing and working in South East Asia, Chris Graham will be relocating back to the UK where he will continue to oversee all aspects of the product development and production calendar. Graham will also make strategic visits to Osprey’s Vietnam office to continue working with the Design, Industrialization, Sourcing, Production, and Environmental Studies Teams based in Ho Chi Minh City. Finally, Graham will continue to work closely with Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Founder and Director of Innovation to bring new technologies to market while ensuring a culture of continuous improvement is practiced and achieved through gains in technical design process, materials and construction techniques.
“I’m excited to welcome Scott,” said Osprey Founder and Director of Innovation, Mike Pfotenhauer. “Having such a solid industry veteran join us will not only lead to improvements made in every aspect of our supply chain but also afford me additional opportunities to work closely with Chris on key strategic technology innovations and market strategies.”
About Osprey Packs
Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.
All Osprey products are backed by the brand’s All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.
Osprey Packs can be found online at www.ospreypacks.com and in outdoor specialty retailers in over 60 countries worldwide. To learn more about Osprey and its products, visit www.ospreypacks.com. Follow all brand updates on Instagram (@ospreypacks), Facebook (@ospreypacks) and Twitter (@ospreypacks).
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