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Phone: 360.384.4669


Samson Expects Smooth Transition of Western Industrial Sales Role 

Ferndale, WA – May 14, 2010 – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage announces the retirement of Dave Strauss, western regional sales manager of industrial markets, and the hire of his replacement, David Moore of Portland, Oregon.
After almost 20 years of service, Samson’s industrial western regional sales manager Dave Strauss is retiring in June 2010. Strauss has served in both the recreational marine and industrial markets during his career. “Samson thanks Dave for his years of hard work and wishes him all the best in his retirement,” says Michael Quinn, director of industrial sales.
Samson has filled the position with the hire of David Moore, who has a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering and a master of business administration in marketing. His work in the aerospace and semiconductor industries has provided him with experience in developing technical solutions for custom applications. Moore also has a background in sales and product development, which has provided him with a thorough understanding of the value in helping customers solve their unique technical challenges.
“David’s history of technical sales and business development will be an asset to the Samson team. We are excited about having him onboard,” says Quinn.
Moore will be based in Portland, Oregon, and responsible for all sales activities in industrial markets of the Western region.
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