Warren B. Kanders, through an affiliate of Kanders & Company, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets and business of Mountain Khakis LLC from majority owner Remington Arms Company and other minority members. Kanders, the President and owner of Kanders, currently serves as Executive Chairman of Black Diamond Inc., which owns the Black Diamond and POC brands and also as the Chairman and CEO of Safariland LLC.
Founded in 2003, Mountain Khakis’ design and product development is based in Jackson Hole, Wyo., where it was founded, and its corporate office and eastern distribution center are located in Charlotte, N.C.
Kanders will join as the Chairman of the Company, while Ross Saldarini, who co-founded Mountain Khakis, will continue to serve in the role of President.
“I am extremely excited to partner with Ross Saldarini and the entire Mountain Khakis team as we look to take the Company through its next phase of growth,” said Mr. Kanders. “Mountain Khakis represents a unique brand to its customer and its growth speaks to the enthusiasm both dealers and consumers have about the product. Mountain Khakis is well known for its quality and construction, all of which reinforce its commitment to providing a product that is authentically functional and stylish at the same time.”
“On behalf of the entire Mountain Khakis team, we are excited about partnering with Warren as we look to build on the tremendous foundation we have created since founding the Company,” said Ross Saldarini. “We share a vision of the future for the Mountain Khakis brand and for the expansion opportunities domestically and internationally. We look forward to continuing to invest the resources needed to take the Company to the next level.”