Canada Goose Names Ian Widmer U.S. Sales Manager, Expands Sales Team

Sports Gear West and Y.P.S, Inc., Agencies Added to U.S. Sales Force

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Sports Gear West and Y.P.S, Inc., Agencies Added to U.S. Sales Force

(TORONTO) December 15, 2009 -- Canada Goose, a leading global brand of Canadian-made, down-insulated outerwear for extreme climates, announces the appointment of Ian Widmer as its new U.S. sales manager, based in Denver, Colorado. Widmer will manage a growing U.S. sales force to support the brand's effort to nurture existing retail relationships and open additional doors in the outdoor and wintersports specialty category. His appointment is effective immediately.

Most recently, Widmer served as national key accounts manager and international sales manager at Gramicci. Widmer previously worked in retail for Specialty Sports Venture LLC, Vail, one of the largest outdoor specialty sports retailers in the U.S. with more than 140 retail stores.

“Ian's experience in retail and on the manufacturer side will be an asset to raising Canada Goose's presence in the United States outdoor market,” said Paul Silvertown, vice president of sales for Canada Goose. “He understands the opportunities and challenges with the apparel category. We look forward to having Ian as part of the Canada Goose family.”

Widmer has already expanded the Canada Goose sales team with additional representatives in the western United States. Y.P.S, Inc., based out of Seattle, Washington, will be responsible for Pacific Northwest territories, including Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, while the team at Sports Gear West, based in Newport Beach, California, will cover Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Texas.

About Canada Goose: Canada Goose is committed to producing the best extreme weather outerwear in the world. The company has been manufacturing innovative, high quality outerwear in Canada for over 50 years. From South Pole research facilities and the Canadian High Arctic to the streets of New York City, Stockholm, Milan, Toronto and Tokyo, people wear Canada Goose products because of its reputation for authenticity, quality, functionality and style. Ask Anyone Who Knowsâ„¢.