Industry News 1/17/2006

Westlife Distributions Tanya Otero Promoted to U.S.A. Sales Manager

Westlife Distributions Tanya Otero Promoted to U.S.A. Sales Manager  

IRVINE, CA—January 16, 2006 — Westlife Distribution U.S.A. LLC, is pleased to announce the immediate promotion of Tanya Otero to sales manager for 686 and Sepia Clothing in the United States.  

“I am happy to finally have a solid person fill the position of USA Sales Manager," says Jono Zacharias, vice president of sales.  “Tanya is a hard worker with experience and I am thrilled to have her on my team.”  

Tanya will be flying the 686 and Sepia flag high on the road, managing the USA sales force, providing accounts with top notch service, and assisting in sales in core and specialty accounts. She began working in the industry 13 years ago and has gained a variety of experience from being a competitor, sales rep, sales manager, and a retailer.  She’s worked for many reputable companies including Dragon Optical, Volcom, Osiris, Nikita, and Gallaz.   

“As a snowboarder I’ve always been a big fan of 686, so the overall transition into the Westlife program has been smooth. My job is great because the gear speaks for itself in quality and style, making it easier to guide retailers to logical purchasing decisions.” says Otero, “Plus, the in-house staff and sales force for 686 and Sepia is made up of talented, focused professionals and I am thankful to have this opportunity!”   

Rider owned and operated, Westlife™ Distribution USA LLC is the parent company of the 686 Clothing Company and Sepia Clothing. Since 1992, Westlife has provided the riding community with innovative, progressive, and technical outerwear and clothing found only in specialty retail locations throughout the world. Log on to www.686.comor www.sepiaclothing.comfor more information.