In a flurry of year-end activity, Exped USA, a subsidiary of Exped AG in Zurich, Switzerland, has moved its office to Tacoma, Wash., and made key personnel changes. Growth of the Exped brand worldwide has been brisk and building strong retailer support is a major goal of the company in 2018, say executives.
During the month of December 2017, Exped USA moved from Tukwila, Wash., just south of Seattle, to the port city of Tacoma, a bit farther down the I-5 corridor. ”We found a great top-floor space in a century-old building right in the heart of downtown” said Josh Espinosa, Exped USA’s Director of Business Development. ”We’ve seen consistent growth since we started Exped USA in 2009 and it became obvious that the next few years are going to require more space for each department. And our lunchtime choices just expanded by about 2,000%. Exciting times.”
The new address is:
Tacoma, WA 98402
Along with a new town and new office, Exped USA has made key personnel changes, including:
Ted Steudel has been promoted to President of Exped USA. He will continue to lead the sales team as well as fill the role of primary liaison between the Zurich and Tacoma offices. Steudel has a long relationship with Exped in Zurich, dating back to the early 1990s.
In 2017, Nick Swan took on the new position of Sales Coordinator. Swan has been critical in maintaining close rep and retailer relationships and expanding Exped’s regional trade show footprint. He works closely with Steudel in the management of Exped’s growing brand footprint within retailer’s doors.
Elsewhere, in early February, Kevin Pelto assumes the new role of Finance Analyst, assisting Director of Business Development Josh Espinosa, while Eric Downing has been promoted to Director of Marketing, and Kaj Bune assumed the new position of Content and PR Manager.
“This has been an exciting time for us, between the office relocation and the personnel changes” said Steudel. “With the growth of Exped both here and around the world we wanted to strengthen every part of Exped USA. The process has been invigorating. We’ve found an excellent balance between the needs of the business and the desires of the people working here. I’m convinced that we’ve set ourselves up for success over the next 5 years and beyond.”