INDUSTRY NEWS: FINIS, Inc. Adds Key Sales and Product Development Positions -- January 15, 2004
LIVERMORE, Calif, January 15. FINIS, Inc., the leading innovator of competitive aquatic training products, today announced the hiring of Randy Nutt as Team Sales Manager, and John Nite as Director of Design and Product Development. The company created the positions in response to the recent expansions in its swimsuit line of apparel.
As Team Sales Manager, Randy Nutt will be responsible for growing FINIS’s new line of 100% PBT competitive swimwear, in addition to outfitting new teams with the company’s competitive training equipment. Mr. Nutt was most recently with the Victor Swimsuit Company where he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for five years.
Additionally, he is a long-time volunteer with the U.S. Masters Swimming long distance committee, and has been an active force in the creation of some of the world’s most exciting open water events, including the St. Croix Coral Reef Swim, and the Bonaire EcoSwim. He has a B.S. in Liberal Arts from Marshall University.
John Nite will serve as FINIS’s Director of Design and Product Development. He will oversee all design and product development for the company’s Water Pals, LANE 4, and FINIS brands. Mr. Nite brings with him over twelve years of experience in fashion, active apparel, and accessory design for such top brands as Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, Eddie Bauer, and Fox Racing. He has a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Degree in Menswear Design and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.