LONDON – Marine apparel manufacturer Gill has appointed Gill North America (NA) to be the Canadian distributor of its product line, the company said in a recent release.
Gill NA – which company chairman Nick Gill said earned the distributorship because of its marketing prowess and customer service skills – will begin distributing Canadian products in early August.
“I am delighted that Gill North America has agreed to take on the distribution of Gill in Canada,” Nick Gill said. “We have worked with Gill NA President David Pritchard and his team in Atlanta on an exclusive basis for nearly twenty years, and in that time he has built Gill up to be the premier brand in the USA market. He has done this through unparalleled customer service and strong marketing to create the demand for our product.”
Calling him “a trusted member of Canada’s sailing community,” the company also appointed Colin Clark as Gill NA’s new Canadian national sales manager. Clark, who will be based in Toronto, will start his new position on June 1, according to the company.
Clark has worked as national sales manager for North National Outdoor Group Inc., for the past 15 years, handling purchasing, technical service, customer support and sales. He has worked extensively with the Gill brand and has a comprehensive knowledge regarding the product line’s marketing, distribution, customer support and sales areas, the company said.