Jeremy Andrus tabbed to lead the growing company

Wilsonville-based Traeger Pellet Grills announced Friday it has named Jeremy Andrus as its new chief executive officer.

Andrus is an experienced CEO with what Traeger calls “a strong track record of successfully growing consumer businesses.”

He will spend his time between the company’s principle locations in Wilsonville and Springville, Utah.

Prior to joining Traeger, Andrus was “entrepreneur in residence” with Solamere Capital in Salt Lake City. Before that, he spent eight years at headphone designer, marketer and distributor Skullcandy, most recently as president and CEO, where he increased annual sales from less than $1 million to nearly $300 million.

“I am excited to be joining the team at Traeger,” Andrus said. “The company has done an excellent job establishing itself as the leader in the wood pellet grill market. With its unique product offering and multi-channel sales strategy, there is tremendous potential for Traeger, and I look forward to guiding the company’s continued strong growth.”

In addition to the CEO role, Andrus is making a material co-investment in Traeger and will become a partner with the company’s existing shareholders, the Barish family and Trilantic Capital Partners.

Andrus received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in international relations from Brigham Young University.

Traeger was founded in 1985 in Oregon. It sells its wood pellet grills and a line of accessories through a dealer network, online and through a direct sales force at selected retailers, trade shows, fairs, rodeos and other outdoor events. Headquartered in Wilsonville, Traeger operates warehouse and logistics locations in Oregon, Colorado and Tennesse, and a facility in Utah where it recruits and trains it sales force. The company also has a team in China dedicated to manufacturing quality and supply chain management.

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