Industry News 5/13/2014

EMP: Pelican Appoints New Vice President of Sales

Pelican Appoints New Vice President of Sales
Pelican International is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Kordas as its Vice President of Sales

Press Release from Pelican Sports

LAVAL, QUEBEC. May 13, 2014. Pelican International, a world leader in the design and manufacture of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats for over 45 years, is pleased to announce the appointment of Margaret Kordas as its Vice President of Sales. As a member of the executive team based out of Laval, Ms. Kordas will be responsible for setting and driving Pelican’s sales strategy and global expansion. Ms. Kordas brings extensive sales management experience, knowledge, leadership and skill set to help Pelican expand on its recent sales momentum, and continue to drive growth and positive results.

With over 20 years in sales management, Ms. Kordas has been successful building strong teams while delivering strategic initiatives and discipline within team environments, consistently delivering year-over-year revenue growth.

Ms. Kordas will be supported by a team of experienced paddle industry sales leaders: Mr. Kelley Woolsey, National Sales Director, USA and Mr. Jean Noël Basque, National Sales Director, Canada. Mr. Woolsey will have his role expanded to also provide marketing leadership in order to accelerate expansion of the US market.

We are extremely pleased to have such an experienced team lead our sales activities and provide exceptional knowledge, experience and customer service to our valuable existing and future customers.

About Pelican International
Pelican International, the number one manufacturer of plastic boats in the world, is proud of its 45-year commitment to promoting the enjoyment of the great outdoors and making water sports fun and accessible for outdoor enthusiasts of every age, skill level and budget.

The company is equally committed to protecting the environment and minimizing its ecological footprint. 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 cares deeply about its customers and advises all boaters, regardless of skill level, to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when on or near the water.