Industry News 2/23/2006

Instinct Clothing Appoints Tom Brown to VP of Sales and Marketing.

Instinct Clothing Appoints Tom Brown to VP of Sales and Marketing. 

(Santa Barbara, CA) February 23, 2006 —INSTINCT Clothing is pleased to announce Tom Brown as their company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Tom will be the driving force behind INSTINCT as they launch their line for junior boys.  He will oversee the sales department. In addition he will handle marketing and promotions. “We are excited to have Tom join our team enthused,” explains Randy Paskal, president of INSTINCT.  “His experience in sales, marketing, and promotions makes him ideally suited to help re-launch INSTINCT.”  

Prior to joining INSTINCT, Tom spent the past year working with Shaun Tomson at Solitude Clothing. “Tom brought a professional style with him that helped Solitude gain access to new markets. He was influential in our growth last year,” says Paskal, CEO of Solitude LLC. “With the sale of Solitude to the Oxford Company (OXM), we are happy to retain Tom in the re-launch of Instinct”. 

A California native, Tom spent several years in the Pacific Northwest with his wife Nancy and three children.  Tom and Nancy came back to Santa Barbara and now live the active Southern California lifestyle. “I know that my passion for surfing combined with my sales and marketing experience will help take INSTINCT into the future,” says Tom.  “In my Position at Solitude I worked closely with retailers listening carefully to their wants and needs.  I remember INSTINCT the first time around.  It excites me to be a part of it’s rebirth.  Targeting the junior boys market opens up an entire new world.  I look forward to joining the team and pushing INSTINCT into a new direction while remaining true to the roots of surfing.” 

INSTINCT is known for their surf clothing dating back to the 1980’s.  Originally founded by professional surfer, Shaun Tomson, the line was one of the most recognized surf brands of its era.  Through the years, INSTINCT has sponsored such surfing legends as Tom Carroll and Barton Lynch.  With the recent purchase of licensing rights, INSTINCT has re-launched the clothing line and targets junior boys ages 6 through 14.  

Corporate headquarters are located in Santa Barbara, CA. while distribution is conducted from their Los Angeles facility.  For information regarding the INSTINCT line or how to become a distributor, contact Tom Brown at (805) 331 3063