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Jun 08

Jacqueline L.

True North® hires designer Paul Gleason of Mystery Ranch®

Posted by Jacqueline L.

Seattle, WA – True North® is pleased to announce that designer Paul Gleason has joined their organization to assist with the expansion of the company’s best-selling line of Wildland packs and bags. He brings with him a wealth of specialized experience, having spent the last fourteen years with Mystery Ranch® in the research, design and development of packs, pouches and armor carriers for the military and wildland firefighting industries.

Paul began his studies at Montana State University, and then continued his design education similar to an old world style apprenticeship; patternmaking, building gear by hand, and then eventually moving onto the design team where his area of expertise was technical load-bearing equipment.

Paul Gleason comments, “As a designer who has been working in the outdoor and military markets for 14 years on projects from small outdoor packs up to large external frame packs for military contracts, I look forward to joining the True North team and developing products that surpass the needs of a demanding customer.”

At True North®, Paul will work with founder and principal designer, Alyx Fier, to further expand True North®’s extensive line of innovative packs, bags and accessories. Alyx Fier says, “We are very excited to have such an experienced technical pack designer join the True North family. Paul will be working closely with me to continue and expand our tradition of innovation and continuous design improvement.”

About True North®

True North® has been a trusted source for quality packs, bags and fire resistant clothing for over 20 years, operating under the brands True North® and DragonWear™. The company designs and manufactures FR equipment and clothing for the Wildland and Structure fire, Search & Rescue, and Industrial Safety markets.

From their extensive line of RIT bags, mask bags, and turnout duffels to a full line of packs, duffels, accessories and clothing, every True North® product is built to excel in the harsh conditions of the most demanding environments.

The products that True North® creates are the result of extensive conversations with users and professionals to create product solutions. Innovation and design are just starting points, however; what distinguishes True North® is committed and caring customer service backed up by their lifetime warranty on each and every product. For more than two decades, their passion for creating and improving upon ways to help people be as comfortable and safe as possible has never changed, and the proof is in the products.

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