Professional of the Year - Retail/Operations and Management

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Michael Garcia

Title: CEO
Industry: Retail
Type of Organization: Full-Service Specialty Outdoor Retailer
Major Product/Service: Sales of hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, camping, rafting, kayaking and canoeing gear; Paddle sport services
Expertise: Mr. Garcia oversees the operations and management of the company.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International, Chile
Born: September 5, 1953, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Hobbies/Sports: Kayaking, rafting
Career Accomplishments: As the original owner of the company, after selling it, the new owners put the company in jeopardy of going out of business. Mr. Garcia repurchased the company, rather than letting this happen, overhauled the management, saved the business, and made it profitable again.