Pelican hires new sales director

TORRANCE, Calif. - Pelican Products has named John Chesen as director of international sales, according to a press release from the company yesterday. He will be responsible for leading Pelican's sales in East and South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Chesen brings more than 20 years of sales and general management experience to his position. Prior to joining Pelican, he served as senior director of the Northeast Asia office for PanAmSat, a satellite-based international broadcasting and telecommunications services provider. During his tenure there Chesen led a sales team that increased revenue by 25 percent annually and worked to expand satellite services to include direct-to-home television. Most recently he served as the director of strategy and innovation practice for the Corporate Executive Board, a research, education and consulting services provider to senior-level executives at Fortune 1000 companies.

“I'm confident that John's global sales experience will take our international sales division to new levels and that his hands-on cultural and business experience will be an invaluable asset to our whole sales team,” said Scott Ermeti, Pelican Products' vice president of marketing and international business development.

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