History of Gear Series: Hap Klopp, Former President of North Face

Chase Anderson

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Hap Klopp in a presentation with famed architect, Buckminster Fuller

Former President of the North Face, Hap Klopp, shared his insights into the early days of the company, the values he feels propelled the company to success, and his passion for creating the highest performing, impactful products.

In this History of Gear conversation, Klopp provides valuable insights into the keys to innovation and how they collaborated with individuals like famed architect, Buckminister Fuller to create the boundary pushing Oval Intention, geodesic tent. Klopp shares valuable lessons into how the company found global success and how they built a brand with values that stood for more than profit.

Watch the whole conversation on YouTube or listen on the Highlander Podcast.