Honey Stinger announced today the appointment of Kelly Knowles as the company’s vice president of sales. Knowles brings a breadth of experience to his new role at Honey Stinger, having worked in the consumer packaged goods industry for more than 30 years.
Knowles’ background includes more than 20 years of high-growth brand sales management in private equity-based business for Brynwood Partners owned companies, and most recently he held the position of senior vice president of sales for Pearson Candy Company.
“I am honored by the opportunity to join the Honey Stinger team and help the brand continue building on the tremendous momentum it has already generated,” said Knowles. “Additionally, as an avid cyclist and skier, I am excited to be a part of Honey Stinger’s renowned company culture.”
As vice president of sales, Knowles will provide, execute and oversee dynamic growth strategies for Honey Stinger products both nationally and globally.
“As our business expands, Kelly will play a vital role in promoting continued, sustainable growth for the Honey Stinger brand,” said Rich Hager, co-owner of Honey Stinger. “He brings the ideal combination of knowledge, skills and experience for this position, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team.”
Knowles will be based at Honey Stinger’s headquarters in Steamboat Springs, Colo.