Therm-a-Rest’s Marson Retires After 31 Years

Therm-a-Rest senior product developer Jim Marson announced that he will retire at the end of this year. After more than three decades with Therm-a-Rest’s product development team, Marson’s career and achievements make him a Therm-a-Rest icon and key innovator of modern outdoor recreation gear that not only helped cement Therm-a-Rest as an industry leader but also lead product advancement in the outdoor industry, said the company.

During his tenure with Therm-a-Rest, Marson was responsible for several groundbreaking innovations in the camping mattress category, including the iconic NeoAir mattresses and  Z-Litemattresses.

“When an individual pours so much of their soul into their work, they become part of the brands DNA,” said Erik Flink, Therm-a-Rest vice president. “Jim’s fingerprints are all over so many of the projects that have defined Therm-a-Rest and helped us retain market leadership for decades. His creativity and wisdom will be missed not only by the product development team, but by the entire Cascade Designs family.”

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Since beginning his career with the company in 1987, Marson has served in various roles including engineering technician, engineering designer, product development specialist, product developer (research & development), and most recently senior product developer (research & development).

Upon retirement, Marson is looking forward to doing lots of traveling, hiking and camping with a robust stash of Cascade Designs gear.

“I am so thankful for my time at Therm-a-Rest and the talented community I worked with,” said Marson. “My work at Therm-a-Rest was more than a job, it was a passion, and I can’t wait to start spending more time outside sleeping under the stars on my Therm-a-Rest pad.”

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