Zeal Promotes TJ Bottom to Director of Sales


BOULDER, Colo.— Zeal Optics has announced that TJ Bottom has been promoted to the role of North American director of sales. In his new role, Bottom will draw on his industry experience to structure the sales strategy for the brand and develop a coordinated approach for growing it worldwide, the company said.

According to Zeal, over the past two years as the intermountain rep, Bottom has grown sales in his region by leveraging relationships with key accounts that he cultivated in the industry over the last decade, having worked for brands such as Burton, The Program, Electric and Nixon before joining Zeal.

“As a small brand, Zeal is a family, and I am pleased to promote from within to fill this key role with a member of our team,” said John Sanchez, president of Zeal. “TJ’s talents, connections, and drive are exactly what the brand needs to capitalize on its growth here in the States and the 19 countries we expanded to over the last year.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to take on this new role,” says Bottom. “Zeal has a cause and a purpose. We pay close attention to our approach and how we bring that cause to life. We believe in our cause and that actually living a life outdoors is the most important part to selling an outdoor lifestyle.”