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Contact: Charlotte Wells, Samson
Phone: 360.384.4669


Samson Strengthens Supply Chain Management, R&D

Ferndale, WA – February 2, 2007 – Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, adds two more to its growing team with the recent hire of Craig McNamee and Kris Volpenhein. These additions coincide with Samson’s strategy to be the industry leader in technology, innovation and world-class customer service.
McNamee serves as Samson’s first Supply Chain Manager, reporting to Mark Swiackey, Vice President of Operations. He brings with him 20 years of supply chain experience, including forecasting and planning, production scheduling, logistics, purchasing and customer service. McNamee has worked primarily in the textile industry throughout most of his career, and was most recently employed with Swift Galey. He is originally from Quebec and speaks French fluently.
"We are excited to have someone with Craig's broad background in global supply chain management joining Samson's team,” stated Swiackey, adding “He brings a strong customer focus, which will continue to strengthen Samson's leadership position in delivering the highest levels of service to the market place."
Volpenhein accepted the position of Commercial Marine Application Engineer bringing the total on Samson’s R&D team to nine. Volpenhein reports directly to Dr. Rafael Chou, Vice President of R&D, and as part of the R&D team, he will lead and participate in various R&D and commercial marine technical support projects and activities. Before joining Samson, he worked for the Sheffer Corporation in Cincinnati, OH after earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2004.
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