(Williston, VT) – Rossignol, the world’s leader in snow sports equipment, has just announced the promotion of Maryanne Ziemba to the position of National Sales Manager for its growing RTO (Rossignol Technical Outerwear) U.S. division.

At the recent RTO 2001-2002 line intro’ held in Deer Valley, Hugh Harley, U.S. President of Rossignol, officially introduced Maryanne as the new U.S. Sales Manager for this activity.

According to Harley, “RTO has experienced an overwhelmingly positive reception in its first year in the US, with outstanding sell-through – and that was in the beginning of January !”

Ms. Ziemba has been working with clothing companies in the industry since 1987, where she started in sales for Kaelin and Peter Steinbronn, before moving on to Belfe and Post Card as National Sales Manager during the début of those brands’ introduction into the U.S.

Maryanne also held positions in sales and product management with Skane (for the “Luhta” launch, and later for “Emigee”) and Maser., before eventually being tapped by Canadian-based Couloir to head up their business development for sales in New England, as well as product development in their Berkeley,CA offices.

During the past several years, Ziemba has developed her talents as a stylist for numerous advertising and catalogue companies, assisting them with planning a new focus and its implementation. Having come on-board last year with Rossignol as National Accounts Manager in the successful launch of the new RTO division, Maryanne Ziemba now assumes the critical leadership role in sales, as the company increases its sales force, having recently hired three additional sales staff (Annie Guerrero – Rockies and Southwest; Joan Sarlo – Northwest; Corrine Spaulding – New England) and as Rossignol works its presence in the clothing arena. While Maryanne will answer directly to Hugh Harley in her new position, she will also work closely with Michael Herrmann, Rossignol’s U.S. Product Manager for RTO.

According to Rossignol’s new RTO National Sales Manager, “Our retailers realize they already have an established audience for Rossignol products, proven by the number of existing products they sell, the increased hits on our website, and the sell-through of the clothing this past season.”