Eric Wride - Territory Sales Manager
Twenty years. That’s how long Eric Wride, Buell Recreation’s new Territory Sales Manager, has been formally involved with the play industry. Eric and Buell Recreation are a natural combination. Buell's focus is bringing the best in play and playgrounds to the communities they serve and creating parks and recreation areas that are destination spaces in Oregon, Washington and the northern parts of Idaho and Nevada. Eric takes a similar approach to design and focuses on keeping kids, families and all community members active and engaged with the space.
“If kids don’t want to leave the playground, I’ve done my job right,” he said.
Eric’s designs are inspired by European plazas that communities use as a gathering space for people of all ages. It serves as the center of the community and people come there to talk, share, engage, laugh and play. Using this approach allows him to create spaces that provide a destination for everyone and make people feel the space is created for them. If there are other parks, schools or recreation spaces in the vicinity, Eric looks to make something about the space he’s designing unique. Something that will draw people in and inspire them to be active and really experience the space and the outdoors.
This is in Eric’s nature. For fun, he enjoys being outside, getting lost in the mountains, riding horses and traveling. Eric will help bring play to Oregon, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho and is very happy he joined Buell Recreation to represent quality brands, including BCI Burke, USA Shade, Percussion Play, National Recreation Systems and more.
Contact Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.