Yakima Products, a U.S. company that specializes in car racks, has promoted Jason McGibbon to vice president of sales and appointed Chris Sautter as its first product development center director. After assignments at Mountain Hardwear, New Balance Performance Outerwear, The North Face and American Recreation Products, McGibbon joined Yakima in 2013 as senior director of sales and he was most recently global senior director of sales. He is leading the sales strategy for the Oregonian company's three brands (Yakima, Whispbar and Prorack) in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. McGibbon also manages relationships with outside sales agencies, regional sales and marketing representatives and the company's customer service department. Meanwhile, Sautter leads the innovative development and design, production and launch of all new and upgraded products for Yakima's three brands. He has been with Yakima since 2005, most recently as director of new product design. The company says he has been instrumental in building the current product development center and developing many of the products released by Yakima in the last decade.