The Lunchroom: An Interview with Chris Parkhurst, MSR Vice President

So what does one do as the VP of MSR? Herd cats. No, really, it’s about providing structure and guidance. We have a very talented team and my job is to make a platform for everyone to be successful. On the MSR team you have a really nice balance of engineering geeks, pure users and people who like to tinker. And you have very diverse backgrounds. They all have interesting perspectives of how a product should work. You get some hardcore engineering expertise and hardcore user knowledge, and I think when that comes together it can be pretty cool. How did you get your start in the outdoor industry? I got my start with K2 snowboarding. I joined them when they’d just started doing some sourcing overseas, so I did…

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