CHICO, CA - (June 12, 2013) – Klean Kanteen, an industry leader in providing sustainable solutions for single-use plastic, is pleased to announce the addition of James Forte as its new Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) and Co-Brand Channel Manager. Forte has over 25 years of experience in sales,marketing and management.
Forte has worked as the general sales manager at Santa Barbara Outfitters, as the director of marketing & sales at Nuvair and as an internationally published photographer. At Klean Kanteen, he will be responsible for the development and execution of DTC sales strategy and plan, building customer relationships, driving sales and building the brand nationwide. He will also manage Klean Kanteen’s highly successful co-branding program, aligning with companies and organizations that share the brand’scommitment to sustainability.
“I’m thrilled to be working for a company and with a team that’s so dedicated to igniting change and making a difference in the world,” said Forte.
A Chico, California native, Forte is excited to be back in his hometown. Outside of the office, Forte spends his time with a camera in hand SCUBA diving, fly-fishing and camping around the country while chasing his two young children and wife.