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Skout Natural Foods

July 18, 2013 12:30 ET

Skout Natural Foods Expands Portland-Based Team

New Business Development Manager, Customer Service Representative Bring Breadth of Experience to All-Natural Trailbar Company

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - Skout Natural Foods, a family-owned, all-natural foods company based in Portland, Ore., has hired Craig Engle as business development manager and Robert Steinkamp as customer service and sales representative.

"Craig and Robert are incredible additions to our team; both bring quality experience in building valuable customer relationships and both are great fits for our passionate, energetic team," said Skout founder Jason Pastega. "Not only are we thrilled to draw upon their expertise and knowledge, but we view the addition of these employees as an important next step in our company's development."

Skout is experiencing strong growth and continues to expand the availability of its all-natural organic trailbars to new store locations. Skout Organic Trailbars are currently available in more than 540 locations across the Pacific Northwest and California, and hundreds more locations are planned within the next year. The company also plans to continue expanding its Portland-based workforce within the coming few months.

As business development manager, Engle joins the Skout team with 18 years of experience in developing territories, managing accounts and executing sales solutions to increase brand and market share. He has held various sales positions at Betty Lou's Inc., FRS Healthy Energy, Snapple and Coca-Cola Enterprises.

Steinkamp brings four years of customer service experience to his role as customer service and sales representative. Before joining Skout, he held service positions at Home Depot, Borders and OceanSports.

About Skout Natural Foods
Skout Natural Foods, a family-owned company based in Portland, Ore., was created in and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, an area renowned for its outdoor recreation opportunities. Skout's mission is to provide great-tasting, organic foods to sustain those who embrace adventure and actively pursue an outdoor lifestyle. Two brothers and their father -- Jason, Tony and Denny Pastega -- own and operate the company, which combines the family's passion for the outdoors and appreciation for high-quality, organic foods. Skout Organic Trailbars use only a handful of carefully chosen organic ingredients. The Trailbars contain only naturally occurring nutrients and no refined sugar or fillers. They are available at select retailers nationwide and online from www.skoutnatural.com. Also, in keeping with the Pastegas' love for the outdoors, Skout Natural Foods is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and employs sustainable practices. For more information, visit www.skoutnatural.com or call (503) 877-4417.

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