Industry News 10/29/2013

EMP: Pelican International Announces the Appointment of Alex Tonge as its New Agent for Europe

Pelican International Announces the Appointment of Alex Tonge as its New Agent for Europe
Press Release from Pelican International

LAVAL, QUEBEC. October 29, 2013.  Pelican International, the world’s number one manufacturer of plastic boats, is excited to announce the appointment of Alex Tonge as its new agent for Europe. Effective immediately, Alex will be working with both existing distributors and new ones to continue to expand Pelican’s product offering overseas.

An avid paddler since an early age and an active coach with the British Canoe Union, Alex has worked as Pelican’s U.K. distributor for over ten years and is well versed in Pelican’s products. In his new role, Alex will be working with Jean-Noel Basque, Pelican’s Executive Sales Director, and his team.

About Pelican’s newest overseas collaboration, Jean-Noel Basque affirmed,

“We are pleased to welcome Alex to the Pelican team in this international role. His extensive paddling experience, his knowledge of the European market and his exceptional track record of driving new business, expanding into new markets and creating new opportunities make him ideally positioned to support our expansion plans with innovative sales solutions.”

Alex’s positive attitude and exceptional work ethic will ensure that all of the company’s European distributors and retail partners continue to receive the outstanding service they have come to expect from Pelican.

About his new role, Alex explained, “I have worked with Pelican for numerous years now and being familiar with its unique Twin Sheet Thermoforming technology and the depth and breadth of its product portfolio, I gladly accepted the opportunity to be a part of their team. Pelican is well positioned for growth, with its deep commitment to product innovation and inherent understanding of what is needed to succeed in today’s market. I look forward to assisting Pelican’s continued growth in the European market.”

Alex Tonge may be reached at:
+44 7841 129 099
80 Sefton Road
United Kingdom

About Pelican International
For over 40 years, Pelican International has made it their mission to promote the enjoyment of the great outdoors and make water sports fun and accessible for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, skill level and budget.  Today, the company is the number one manufacturer of plastic boats in the world.

Pelican is firmly committed to protecting the environment. Its plant, located in Laval, Quebec, recycles 99.5% of the excess material produced in its manufacturing processes and is equipped with specially designed ducts that redirect heated air from their moulding ovens to heat the facility in the winter. Pelican also promotes safe boating and advises everyone to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when aboard a boat. For more information, please visit