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Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669


New Positions Pin Coast-to-Coast Sales Support for Samson 

Ferndale, WA – July 30, 2008 – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, recently hired Phil Putnam and Doug Looker as Regional Sales Managers for the Commercial Marine and Commercial Fishing industries. These positions were created to fill the ever increasing demands of the North American markets.
Phil Putnam, Samson’s East Coast Regional Sales Manager will handle accounts from Maine to Florida, while working from his home in Poquoson, Virginia. Mr. Putnam has more than 25 years of sales experience, including with shipyards, the U.S. military, municipal governments, and government contractors. He has a B.S. in Business with a Marketing Management emphasis from Virginia Tech.
Doug Looker, Samson’s West Coast Regional Sales Manager, will cover accounts in Alaska, lower British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. He will operate out of the Ferndale, Washington, corporate headquarters. Mr. Looker has worked 11 years in many facets of the company, including the Fabrication and Splicing department, and serving as a Research and Development Technician in the Ferndale lab and as a Field Services Technician, providing field splicing and ship-crew training.
“Doug and Phil will provide service, application support and training to key customers and accounts in their respective market areas,” said Commercial Marine Sales Director Terry Crump. “Their experience and expertise means world-class service and technical support delivered directly to the customer.” That’s part of The Samson Advantage—Where People and Technology Make the Difference.
About Samson:
For over 130 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications. Samson is part of Wind River Holdings™ portfolio of operating companies. For more information about Wind River Holdings™ visit www.windriverholdings.com.
To find out more about Samson call 360.384.4669 or visit our website: www.samsonrope.com