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Dan Madden, Founder of Madden Equipment & Mike Valvano, Former President | History of Gear

Dan Madden, Founder of Madden Equipment & Mike Valvano, Former President | History of Gear

August 9, 2022

Dan Madden, founder of Madden Equipment, and Mike Valvano, former President at Madden join the History of Gear to talk about how Madden stood out from other early pack companies and the rise, acquisition, sunsetting, and revival of the brand today.

Madden Equipment

https://www.maddenequipment.com/

Dan Madden

https://www.linkedin.com/in/danmadden/

Mike Valvano

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-valvano-7480906/

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

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The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

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Bob Anderson, Founder and Editor of Runner’s World | History of Gear

Bob Anderson, Founder and Editor of Runner’s World | History of Gear

August 1, 2022

On this episode of the History of Gear, we talk with Bob Anderson, Founder and Editor of Runner’s World. We talk about how he started the magazine, the evolution and massive growth of the sport, and how introduced millions of people to running.

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Jack Kirkham | Owner of Springbar Tents | History of Gear

Jack Kirkham | Owner of Springbar Tents | History of Gear

July 28, 2022

Jack Kirkham, owner of Springbar Tents, joins the History of Gear Series to talk about the oldest tentmaker in Utah, his father’s passion for making great product, and how they’ve continued to make heritage USA made tents.

Learn more about Springbar Tents at their website:

https://springbar.com/

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The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

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Outdoor History Summit 2022 | History of Gear

Outdoor History Summit 2022 | History of Gear

July 19, 2022

The Outdoor History Summit brings together historians, corporate archivists, brands, and enthusiasts to talk about the history and impact of the outdoor industry. 

RSVP and check out the full-lineup in the link below!

https://usu-edu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h3u7BxSfSKODasIu1WwU7w

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Dominique Showers, VP of ReBird @ Arc’teryx | Highlander Podcast

Dominique Showers, VP of ReBird @ Arc’teryx | Highlander Podcast

July 18, 2022

On this episode, Dominque showers, VP of ReBird, the circularity program at Arc’teryx, talks with students about upcycling, circularity, and what the company is doing to address sustainability issues in the past while building a roadmap to the future.

Dominique Showers LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominiquemorisset/

ReBird

https://arcteryx.com/us/en/explore/rebird/

 

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Ted & Greg Hine | Founders of Hine Snowbridge | History of Gear

Ted & Greg Hine | Founders of Hine Snowbridge | History of Gear

July 13, 2022

On this episode of the History of Gear, the Hine brothers, Ted and Greg talk about the founding of Hine Snowbridge, their time working in the pack business, the growth of bike packing, and the shift form domestic to international pack production.

For a more comprehensive history of Hine Snowbridge, visit: http://tedhine.com/

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Jaimus Tailor Talks Upcycling with Sustainability Class | Highlander Podcast

Jaimus Tailor Talks Upcycling with Sustainability Class | Highlander Podcast

June 13, 2022

On this episode Jaimus Tailor, founder and creative director of Greater Goods talks to students about his pathway into the world of product design and the upside as well as limitations of upcycling.

Greater Goods

https://www.instagram.com/greater.goods/

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

https://bit.ly/33SVb2O

Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Catherine Acosta / Product Archivist and Brand Historian @ Vans | History of Gear

Catherine Acosta / Product Archivist and Brand Historian @ Vans | History of Gear

June 6, 2022

On this episode of the History of Gear, Catherine Acosta, Product Archivist and Brand Historian at Vans talks about material culture, the blending of consumer products and art, and the challenges and opportunities of building a corporate archive from the ground up.

Catherine Acosta

https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-acosta-2778b2109/

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

https://bit.ly/33SVb2O

Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad | Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ On Running

Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad | Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion @ On Running

May 12, 2022

On this episode, Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at On Running talks with students about their individual power and responsibility to create more inclusive products, experiences, and teams as future leaders in the outdoor industry.

Dr. Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahrakabolinejad/

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

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Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

Beirne Chisolm / Co-Founder of The Band | History of Gear

Beirne Chisolm / Co-Founder of The Band | History of Gear

May 2, 2022

On this episode of the History of Gear, we talk with Beirne Chisolm, co-founder of The Band. We talk about how he and his brother Greg broke into the accessories business with their watchband, the early Utah outdoor industry, and his motivations for continuing to work in this industry.

Beirne Chisolm

https://www.linkedin.com/in/beirne-chisolm-2407a5111/

Watch these conversations on YouTube!

https://bit.ly/33SVb2O

Listen to these conversations on the Highlander Podcast.

https://opdd.usu.edu/podcast

The Highlander Podcast is sponsored by the Outdoor Product Design & Development program at Utah State University, a four year, undergraduate degree training the next generation of product creators for the sports and outdoor industries.

Learn more at opdd.usu.edu or follow the program on LinkedIn or Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/usuoutdoorproduct/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/opdd

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