May 15th, 2007

Julie Goetz National Sales Manager

In bolstering its sales infrastructure to achieve growth projections, Eagle Creek has hired Julie Goetz as national sales manager for the luggage specialty market.

Goetz has extensive experience in the luggage industry, most recently serving as regional sales manager at Briggs & Riley.  Previously she served in sales management roles at Heritage Industries/Kenneth Cole Travelware.  

At Eagle Creek, Goetz will be responsible for the leadership and sales management of the luggage specialty market and will play a key role in Eagle Creek’s strategic planning process. 

"Eagle Creek has a strong differentiated brand concept and we are looking to grow as a valuable partner for the luggage specialty retailer," said Vice President of Sales Michael Millenacker. "With this newly appointed position, we continue to add resources while taking our brand to a new level. Julie has a proven track record in the industry and I look forward to working with her as we continue to raise the profile of Eagle Creek in the luggage specialty market. We have a very talented team in place and an exciting future ahead of us."

About Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is a maker of adventure travel gear, luggage, travel accessories and packing solutions for active, adventurous souls.  Founded in 1975, California-based Eagle Creek, Inc., invented the adventure travel gear category, introduced the industry’s first convertible backpack on wheels, and is revolutionizing the way travelers pack with its Pack-It® folders, cubes, sacs and toiletry kit organizing system.