Hydro Flask announced the hiring of David Brown as its North American sales director across all categories.
Brown’s veteran career spans senior sales leadership roles across Nike’s athletic specialty, emerging markets and running divisions, finally serving as vice president of global merchandising for Brand Jordan. Since departing Nike in 2015, Brown has consulted for a variety of brands within footwear and outdoor apparel. As North American sales director, he will lead a cross-functional team to drive and manage strategies for continued growth across Hydro Flask’s sport and outdoor, food and beverage, military, collegiate and other channels.
The company also announced that Jay Wilkins joined the company as vice president of product development, and Kit Ha will serve as director of marketing, EMEA for Helen of Troy’s Housewares Division, which includes the Hydro Flask and OXO brands.
“Jay, David and Kit each bring an extensive foundation of strategic leadership experience to the Hydro Flask brand and our division,” said Larry Witt, president of Housewares at Helen of Troy. “We are thrilled to welcome them to the team and believe their talents will be integral in driving Hydro Flask’s continued growth as a global lifestyle outdoor brand.”