Aurora, Ohio – Outtech, Inc a 100% ESOP announced today that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the promotions in senior management of Scott Blackwell and John Seliga, effective immediately.
Outtech veteran and current COO, John Seliga has been promoted to President - Sales and Brand Management. Seliga has been a part of the Outtech team since the company’s founding in 1989. John initially joined Outtech as a Regional Sales Manager and has served as the company COO for the past 12 years.
As president, Seliga will leverage his extensive industry experience to drive the growth of Outtech and our manufacturing partners. In his new capacity, Seliga will be responsible for brand on-boarding and support along with the day-to-day operational leadership of Outtech’s Sales Services and Brand Management division. Continuing to report to Blackwell, he will work closely with Nick French (Vice President of Sales) and Ron Rette (Senior Vice President of Sales) to drive the productivity of the sales team and assure that Outtech is performing at the highest standard for our manufacturing partners. Additionally, along with Jen Kresser-Campbell (Vice President of Brand Management and Business Intelligence), Seliga will oversee our Sales Analytics team to continue to enhance the use of data and business intelligence in helping our partner brands grow across all channels of sales.
“We are all excited to have John expanding his role at Outtech. This move has been years in the making and there is no doubt that he is the perfect person for the job” explained Scholes. “John has been part of the Outtech family since day one and truly embodies the DNA of what sets us apart in the industry.”
“I am honored to take on this next step at Outtech and I’m excited to continue to drive and support our key account teams and independent channel personnel in order to expand our resources and maximize sales opportunities for our manufacturing and retail partners.” added Seliga.
Additionally, Scott Blackwell, current Outtech President, will transition to the role of Chief Executive Officer of Outtech, LLC., In his new capacity, Blackwell will oversee all operational and strategic aspects of Outtech, including its marketing services firms (Quickfire LLC. & Legacy Conservation Partners LLC.) and its new market/consumer research arm.
“Over the last five years that Scott has been with Outtech he has guided us operationally to an organization that is focused on accountability - both internally as well as with our partners. This has driven improvements in productivity and results that benefit both Outtech and our manufacturing partners” explained Scholes. “We are excited to make these operational changes, allowing Scott to fully focus on expanding the resources we can offer to this industry.”
Jay Scholes, co-founder of Outtech and former president, will continue to remain active as Outtech’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Visionary Officer. Scholes has taken an engaged position as chairman where he continues to be involved day-to-day to drive Outtech’s vision to be the best sales and marketing company in the outdoor industry.
Established in 1989, Outtech Inc. has been a 100% employee owned company since 2017. Outtech is widely considered one of the outdoor industry’s leaders in sales & marketing, maintaining a portfolio of brand leaders across hunt, camp, fish, shooting sports and outdoor lifestyle categories across the United States and throughout Canada. For more information about the Outtech Team please visit www.teamouttech.com.
Sarah Freeman, Outtech Inc.
(330) 562-9929 or SFreeman@outtech-online.com