Walkabout and DownUnders Expands Rep Force

Staff and Sales Force Expanded for DownUnders Orthotic Footbeds Product Line

(Sunriver, Ore.) Walkabout International — maker of DownUnders, the only over-the-counter orthotic footbeds designed to adapt by self-molding to the user’s foot, footwear and activity level — recently expanded its in-house staff and outside sales force to accommodate the company’s growth and to better serve its retail dealers in the snowsports, outdoor recreation, running/walking and sporting goods markets.

Staffing at the company’s Sunriver headquarters was beefed up with the addition of two new employees. Chris Wilde, sales coordinator, works closely with and supports outside sales representatives and distributors. And Zach Ayers, shipping and receiving manager, is charged with automating the company’s warehouse.

With new additions to the outside sales force, DownUnders is now represented in every region of the U.S. New and existing sales representatives and their territories are:

* Art Simpson and Jad Simpson, Northwest

* Bert Wagner, Texas

* Craig Malon, Colorado/New Mexico

* Gene Amick, Central Midwest

* Jeremy Long, Mid Atlantic

* Joe File, Midwest

* John Nester, Ozarks

* Peter Marancik, New England

* Bill and Dave Reichert, Upper Midwest

* Gene Ulishney, Jeff Whipple, Tanya Rivers; Florida

* Steve Bissell, Northern California (outdoor market)

* Vinnie Principe, Upper Rockies

* Dan Fryk, Northern California (running/walking market)

* Doug Hoyt, Northeast

Walkabout International markets the complete DownUnders line of over-the-counter and custom thermo-molded orthotic footbeds for all sports and activities. DownUnders are available in a full selection of men’s and women’s sizes, requiring little or no trimming to achieve a perfect fit. Ultra-marathoner Jim Walker calls DownUnders the “best footbeds on the planet Earth.” And Inside Tracks, The consumer guide for serious skiers, recently selected DownUnders for its “Gear Of The Year: Our Picks Of Top Products.” The company’s unique dynamic designs are the work of footwear pioneer Sven Coomer, who continues to develop the most technologically advanced orthotic footwear in the world. For information, phone 541-598-2285 or toll free 888-535-2285.