Simms, manufacturer of fly-fishing gear, hired Tobin Teichgraeber as the company’s new Global Director of Product Development. With more than 17 years of development experience, Teichgraeber comes to Simms with an extensive background in the outdoor industry, including three years at Merrell, where he served as global creative director of apparel and accessories.
He also worked at Helly Hansen (vice president of global products & marketing) and in the snowboarding arm of Adidas-Salomon.
“Tobin’s skill-set and management style are exactly what we were looking for in this role,” said K.C. Walsh, president of Simms. “His experience in similar roles at larger outdoor companies will be a fantastic asset for us.”
At Simms, Teichgraeber will be responsible for overseeing all product development and merchandising initiatives, including managing a product development plan to ensure new products and product updates are delivered to market on a timely basis. He’ll serve as critical member of the Simms team charged with setting a strategic direction of the company.
Tobin is a graduate of Columbia University.
“This is an exciting opportunity for me both professionally and personally. I feel there is significant opportunity for Simms and I am thrilled to be working with the Product Development Team to take this company to the next level,” Teichgraeber said. “And, my wife and I look forward to raising our kids in the Bozeman community.”