Industry Press Release

Hestra Expands US Distribution Center, Showroom, Hires New Operations and Sales Force Members


Golden, CO (August 31st, 2010) — Hestra is pleased to announce the addition of several new members to their US team. Ryan Opie is the new in-house Sales Representative for the Rockies Territory to include Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming accounts. Jacquelyne Cox is the new Marketing and Operations Manager. She will also offer sales support along Colorado’s Front Range. Greg Guras is the Sales Manager for Hestra Job, Hestra’s new line of industrial and work gloves to be launched this fall.

Dino Dardano, President of Hestra USA, is excited at the opportunities these three new employees bring to the table. “The combined experience in retail and wholesale that Opie, Jacquelyne, and Greg bring to the table is a welcome addition to Hestra. We are fortunate that the demand for Hestra Gloves has been very positive and we are in a position to grow in our capacity. We look forward to taking Hestra to the next level with the continued support from our retail partners.”

Hestra also announced the opening of their new headquarters, showroom, and distribution center in Golden, Colorado. The new warehouse facility is double the size of their previous space, and enables Hestra to manage the high demand and distribution of all gloves including their new line of work gloves, Hestra Job. In addition, they will also be launching Hestra’s bike glove collection this fall for distribution in the US. Hestra LLC, the sole distributor of Hestra Gloves in the United States, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hestra Sweden.

About Hestra Gloves

Hestra’s first glove was originally designed in Hestra, Sweden in 1936 by Martin Magnusson for lumberjacks who needed warmth and high durability for rugged conditions. When skiers began to visit Hestra, he realized they could also benefit from sturdy leather gloves and in 1941 Hestra’s first ski glove was born. For over 74 years, the Magnusson family has defined the premium glove market by utilizing natural materials including leather and wool. The Magnusson’s are now mentoring the fourth generation of glove making to continue the tradition of fine craftsmanship, testing and development of the finest gloves in the world. Hestra is an environmentally certified company under ISO 14001. For more information please visit