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Phone: 360.384.4669


Samson Names Michael Quinn Director of Industrial Sales

Ferndale, WA – February 9, 2010 – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, announces the promotion of Michael Quinn to director of sales over its industrial division.
Quinn takes over the leadership role after eighteen month’s tenure by Terry Crump. Crump served in the leadership role for the industrial division in conjunction with his role as Samson’s director of sales for the Americas for its commercial marine division. “Under Terry’s leadership and strong focus on strategically growing the business, Terry and the industrial sales team have identified several exciting new opportunities in our industrial division,” says Samson President Tony Bon. “These new opportunities are once again creating the need for a sales director dedicated to industrial. In addition, we need to allow Terry the time necessary to focus on critical new business opportunities in our commercial marine division. I personally thank Terry for his efforts in the industrial division over the past eighteen months.”
Michael Quinn started at Samson as the customer service manager in 2007. In 2008, he began managing the recreational marine sales division. Previous to Samson, Quinn held both regional and corporate sales manager positions, in addition to various operations management roles in wire manufacturing. He also holds a bachelor-of-science degree from the Colorado School of Mines. Quinn is based in the corporate headquarters in Ferndale, WA.
“We are fortunate to have Michael in our organization. His experience here at Samson and his technical sales experience makes him an excellent fit for this position,” says Bon.
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