Eagles Nest Outfitters Hires New Product Developer and Designer



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Asheville, NC – November 19, 2013 – Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) is excited to announce the appointment of James Frinak as its new Product Developer and Designer. Taking charge of the hammock company’s Research and Development efforts, Frinak will be responsible for all aspects of product design and development, as well as sourcing and purchasing.

After receiving his BA at UNC Chapel Hill and studying Chinese at East China Normal University in Shanghai, Frinak comes to ENO with more than 10 years of outdoors industry experience with Niner Bikes and Mock Orange Bikes, and 3 years of consumer electronics involvement. Most recently, he worked as the product development manager for Targus.

“After a short hiatus from the outdoor industry, I am ecstatic to join the team at ENO and to help to continue to deliver world class hammocking products,” said Frinak. “Compared to consumer electronics, I’m excited to be a part of the homegrown innovation that is the essence of the outdoor industry.  Asheville is a great place to work and live.  Location combined with an incredible staff make ENO world headquarters a great place to be!”

Moving from Los Angeles, CA to North Carolina for the position, Lane Nakaji, General Manager for ENO believes Frinak is jumping on board at just the right time for the company, Lane Nakaji, General Manager for ENO.

“We’re excited to welcome such an experienced and talented individual to our ranks, especially at the rate we are growing,” said Nakaji. “We’re looking forward to the future and the new things James will help us create.”

Aside from designing and developing innovative new outdoors products, Frinak enjoys mountain biking, photography and travel.


Eagles Nest Outfitters, the brain child of brothers Peter and Paul Pinholster, was founded in the summer of 1999. Growing steadily from a two-man, one-van operation, to the leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks and outdoor accessories, the company offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoors lovers everywhere. ENO products are sold in over 750 specialty outdoor and sporting goods retailers nationwide and online HERE.

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