Aqua Lung Names Katie Roberts Director of Military and Professional, North America
January 21, 2021
VISTA, Calif. (January 21, 2021) – Aqua Lung, the celebrated pioneer, designer, manufacturer and distributor of dive and watersports equipment for 75 years, today announced it has appointed Katie Roberts as Director of Military & Professional, North America.
Serving as a key member of Aqua Lung’s North American management group, Roberts will lead the Military & Professional team across the United States and Canada with a focus on driving sales and business development activities for the brand’s channels and customers. Located in the Vista, Calif. office, Roberts reports to Andrew Gritzbaugh, General Manager, North America for Aqua Lung.
“Aqua Lung has a rich history of creating innovative, life-saving products that have sought to push the boundaries of what is possible. I look forward to working with our talented team to meet the needs of Military and Professional customers in North America,” said Roberts.
Most recently, Roberts led government sales and business development in North America for Gerber, the top direct supplier of knives and multitools to the U.S. Military. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Katie brings a unique skill set to the Aqua Lung team with over a decade of sales and business development experience with the U.S. military, international governments, and institutions,” said Gritzbaugh. “Her specific experience building close relationships with military leadership, navigating complex distribution environments, and organizing internal teams towards shared goals will be great assets in enabling the growth of our business into the future.”
For more information about Aqua Lung, visit www.AquaLung.com.
About Aqua Lung
Aqua Lung pioneered the creation of modern diving equipment in 1943 when Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau teamed with Emile Gagnan to develop the first “aqua-lung” that made underwater exploration possible. Today, the brand continues to be the leading global designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear. With a deep commitment to quality, research and testing, Aqua Lung has revolutionized the scuba diving experience by setting industry standards for scuba equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. The company’s rich history as an expert in the dive and water sports industry has led to the demand of Aqua Lung equipment for recreational, swim, technical and military applications in more than 100 countries around the world, under the brand names Aqua Lung, Phelps Brand, Aqua Sphere, Apeks, O.ME.R., U.S. Divers, and Stohlquist. For more information, visit www.AquaLung.com or https://www.facebook.com/aqualungdivers/.
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