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Travis Campbell leaves Far Bank Enterprises

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Travis Campbell is leaving Far Bank Enterprises, owner of the Sage Manufacturing, Redington and RIO Products fly fishing brands, after eight years as President and CEO.

After eight years at the helm of Far Bank Enterprises Inc., owner of the Sage Manufacturing, Redington and RIO Products fly fishing brands, Travis Campbell is leaving the company.

He has been named as the next President of Smartwool, a subsidiary of VF Outdoor, owner of brands that include North Face, Timberland and Eagle Creek.

A report on the Angling Trade website says that Larry Barrett, Far Bank Vice President of Operations and a member of the Board of the American Fly Fishing Trade Association (AFFTA), will serve as Interim President until a successor is named.

Campbell is quoted as saying: “Few opportunities could be compelling enough to lure me away from this wonderful place. But those who know me well know the allure of living in a mountain town. The chance to do that at Steamboats Springs, Colo., while also experiencing career advancement in the outdoor industry, is just too special to pass up.”

Barrett expressed gratitude for Campbell’s leadership and confidence in Far Bank’s future. “We have an incredibly strong management team. Our company is experiencing record success and we have every reason to expect that to continue. We can be proud to work for a business that grows leadership talent that companies like Smartwool want to hire.”

Stanley McCammon, CEO of the Joshua Green Corporation, owner of Far Bank since 1994, said: “Thanks to the leadership of Travis and the organisation’s stellar executive group, the business is in great shape. Far Bank delivered record revenue and profitability in 2016 and even better results are expected this year. We are full steam ahead.”


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