The American subsidiary of the Swiss outdoor adventure equipment brand Exped has hired Tracy Collins as sales director. Effective July 1, Collins will join the growing team at the brand’s U.S. office in Tacoma, Washington. For the past five years, Collins has worked as a senior category merchandise manager at REI. Prior to that, she spent three years as regional sales manager for Patagonia and nine years in outdoor specialty retailing, purchasing and general management.