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Bonfire Snowboarding

In 1996 I began an 8+ year engagement with Bonfire Snowboarding. I was hired by Salomon/Bonfire to restructure the development process and engineer technical products for this authentic snowboarding brand. My first project was building a development/production team and moving production to one of best technical outerwear manufacturers in the Outdoor Industry. For Bonfire I managed; development of the product line, component sourcing, new fit creation and block development, designed the entire range of products from outerwear to sportswear and accessories, and directed apparel graphic design. The following is an abbreviation of the extensive innovations list completed under Bonfire: 1) The “Hood Rail” System. A patented injection molded “hinge”revolutionizing the removable hood and now an industry standard. The “Omni Projects”2) ‘02/ GORE-TEX snowboarding specific jacket in response to Arc’teryx, Sidewinder Jacket 3) ‘03/ ART project converting a hand made “art” jacket into an engineered printed jacket 4) ’04/ SAFETY jacket one of the features, space blanket, stored in an injection molded pocket attached with high frequency welding and one of my favorites, the “hat hood”