Oboz has announced several new hires and promotions in product, sales and operations including the naming of Julie Ham Elliott as national sales manager. In this new role she will be responsible for helping lead the sales teams as well as focus on international markets. Ham Elliott has more than 10 years of experience in the outdoor market including eight years as key account manager at Merrell Footwear.
John Nehring has joined Oboz as planning analyst. Nehring will be responsible for working to evolve purchasing processes as well as improving forecasting, ensuring that demand and supply match. He will also be responsible for Oboz factory relationships in terms of purchasing and capacity planning. Nehring joins Oboz from Simms Fishing Products where he was a production planner.
Oboz also announced two internal promotions. Dan Wehunt has been promoted to director of merchandising and Development from product line manager. Steve Lowry has been promoted to sales and operational planning manager. Lowry was previously sales and operational planning analyst.
“Building a dynamic and successful team is at the heart of one of our core values, being ‘true to our people’,” said Amy Beck, Oboz President. “For us, this means empowering our current team, while fostering growth through experienced, new team members.”