Kitsbow, maker of premium cycling clothing, and most recently PPE to equip medical workers and first responders fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, today announces that Andrew Chmar has joined Kitsbow’s Board of Directors. An expert logician having served in the U.S. Army for more than two decades, Chmar brings extensive expertise in strategic planning and operational management to the Kitsbow board.
Most recently, Chmar served as the Executive Director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust for 12 years, where he guided the organization to preserve over 2,300 acres within 50 miles of New York City. He tapped a 30-member board of directors, leading the transformation of this locally-focused organization to one of national prominence and statewide influence—while annual revenues grew by 500-percent and net assets increased from $350k to $6.5m.
“We are beyond lucky to welcome Andy to the Board and we are looking forward to soaking up his decades of expertise developed in business, in nonprofits, and as a decorated U.S. Army Officer,” said David Billstrom, Kitsbow CEO. “Living here in Western North Carolina he isalready a part of this region, as well as having a deep passion for developing trails and protecting land, makes him an absolutely perfect fit for Kitsbow.”
“I am thrilled that our team will benefit from a Director with such a deep well of experience not only in business, but also in the protection of our trails and the outdoors, which we consider vital to our passion and to the world,” said Zander Nosler, Kitsbow Founder.
Chmar will join existing members of the board: Zander Nosler, David Billstrom, Paul Blum and Jim Gingrich. He is based in Highlands, North Carolina.
Kitsbow is privately held and based in Old Fort, North Carolina.
Kitsbow was established in Sonoma County, California eight years ago by dedicated mountain bikers and apparel industry veterans. Because its designers have logged years in the saddle, each detail is obsessively considered. Every element — down to zippers and reflective piping — is vetted for quality, style, and durability. Relocating its manufacturing to Old Fort, North Carolina in 2019, Kitsbow is committed to a Made to Order manufacturing model, minimizing waste and maximizing flexibility to serve the customer. Kitsbow already makes over 50% of its products in the USA and is ahead of schedule to be making all of its products in-house by 2021. To learn more about Kitsbow, visit www.kitsbow.com.