Michael Tharpe recently stepped into a new position as sales manager of Rainier Industries’ shelter division. In his new role, Michael is charged with expanding the availability of Rainier tent and tent liner products across the U.S. He will continue to provide support to existing dealers with installation training, tradeshow assistance, and coaching as needed.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience in the tent industry. He joined the Rainier team in 2015, tasked with growing sales on the East coast. In his new position, Michael will leverage his extensive knowledge and experience to make Rainier the go-to for technical and difficult tent projects, and set the standard for safe tent installation.
Rainier’s tent division manufactures quality tent products, and is the exclusive distributor of Baytex tent liners in North America.
Founded in 1896, Rainier Industries began providing tents and supplies to prospectors in the Alaskan Gold Rush. Today, it has evolved into a diverse manufacturer of a variety of products including yurts, tents, awning & screen systems, industrial fabric products as well as sports, retail and trade show graphics to regional, national and Fortune 500 companies.