“With his technical and military experience, he’ll help improve our research and development, as well as the extensive testing and evaluation we perform on each of the products in our highly-technical line, " says Gary Cruikshank, McNett CEO.
Bellingham, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011
McNett Corporation, the outdoor industry leader in gear care and repair and specialty personal care products, has hired Rick Arnold as Product Development Manager. Arnold, who spent five years as McNett’s Government and Military Division consultant, will lead product development for the company’s core brands, including Gear AidTM, Camo Form®, and Aquamira®, along with specialty product lines for the military and dive markets.
“For 30 years, our focus has been bringing to market innovative products that meet the needs of outdoor, sporting goods, military and dive consumers,” said Duane McNett, founder and President. “Rick will be instrumental in managing and expanding our product mix so we can continue doing so long into the future.”
“Rick is a great fit for McNett,” said Gary Cruikshank, McNett CEO. “With his technical and military experience, he’ll help improve our research and development, as well as the extensive testing and evaluation we perform on each of the products in our highly-technical line.”
“One of our strengths is McNett’s relationships with industry experts and manufacturers,” said Arnold. “I have the opportunity to expand and improve these connections, source new relationships and develop the technical knowledge we need to produce the highest quality products available.”
Arnold brings 25 years of Air Force Special Forces experience to McNett. He is a former Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Special Forces Survival Program, and trained over 5,500 Navy SEALs, Army, Marine and Special Forces members each year in survival and parachute skills. He was recently with Streamlight, Inc., a portable lighting product manufacturer.
About McNett Corporation
For 30 years, McNett Corporation has manufactured and marketed the finest specialty products for outdoor, sporting goods and the military. Our care and repair products are known worldwide by consumers and original equipment manufacturers. McNett brands are the most recognized and trusted in their categories: Aquaseal®, Aquasure®, Seam Grip®, Freesole®, MicroNetTM, and Aquamira® brands are available in over 70 countries. For more information, see our website at http://www.mcnett.com, or contact David Wiggs, Marketing VP at 360-392-2706 or dwiggs(at)mcnett(dot)com.
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