We’re excited to announce that our very own Nate Alder has been named one of 2011’s 40 Under40 in the sporting goods industry by SportsOneSource. Making the announcement today, SOS CEO James Hartford says,”These awards are a way to recognize the great work done by younger leaders in our industry. The extraordinary and diverse talent nominated this year made it difficult to narrow the list to just forty people. We drew very strong support from prior honorees and other industry leaders to select a prestigious group of individuals and it is our pleasure to honor the next generation of leaders.”
To see the entire list click here, and check out the press release below.
Klymit Founder Honored with 2011 40 Under 40 Award by SportsOneSource
Nate Alder recognized as a rising influencer in the sporting goods industry
OGDEN, UT— April 15, 2011– Klymit® an innovator in advanced outdoor gear technology, is pleased to announce the recognition of its founder and CEO Nate Alder as one of the 2011 40 Under 40 leaders in the sporting goods industry by SportsOneSource. Each year, SOS’s Sporting Goods Business magazine publishes a list of 40 of the best and brightest leaders in the sporting goods industry under the age of 40. Alder and the 39 other honorees will be featured in the May issue of the widely appreciated trade publication.
Alder has been the driving force behind Klymit’s revolutionary product technology, including the Inertia X Frame, the lightest, most packable camping pad in the industry and the line of Klymit Kinetic Vests, featuring argon gas-based NobleTek® insulation. NobleTek harnesses the power of noble gases to provide ultra-light, super warm and adjustable insulation.
A relative newcomer, Alder and his team at Klymit have been awarded a number of innovation and design awards from Popular Science Magazine, ISPO, Backpacker Magazine, Invented in Utah and many more
“I couldn’t be more humbled and honored to be included in the 40 Under 40 list. It’s honestly something I never expected,” says Alder. “I’m in such good company in our industry. There are so many young leaders; it’s an exciting time for all of us. And the best part is that this is really a team award. At Klymit, almost all employees are under 40 and I’m proud to share this with them.”
With more than 300 nominations from the sports and outdoor industry, the 2011 40 Under 40 were selected by a panel of SportsOneSource analysts, editors and industry executives. The award recipients will be honored at a weekend event in Chicago June 24-26, 2011.
Klymit is a company based in Ogden, Utah that develops and licenses noble-gas-based, variable insulation technologies to companies across a variety of industries. Klymit NobleTek®Insulation is the only technology on the market that gives users the power to Kontrol the ElementsTM and adjust their level of warmth with the turn of a dial. The noble gases used in Klymit’s technologies are non-toxic, non-flammable, and safe for the environment. www.klymit.com www.facebook.com/klymitnobletek www.twitter.com/klymit