Lorpen Expands Canadian Sales Force

Lorpen, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance socks, is expanding its Canadian sales force with the addition of three associates.

Lorpen (www.lorpen.com) a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance socks for outdoor enthusiasts, is expanding its Canadian sales force with the addition of three associates. The new hires include: Patrick Wilson covering south central Ontario, Dave Frick in the Alberta and East Kootenay region, and Doug Ballou in British Columbia.

Patrick Wilson Associates, based in Ontario is a manufacturer's representative firm that has been serving the ski industry for more than 15 years. The firm currently works with Lorpen, Elan Skis, Elan Snowboards, Artec Snowboards, TSG Helmets & Alpina Sports. To contact Patrick: 416-788-4643, piwagencies@bell.net

From his base camp in the mountains of Banff, Dave Frick is an avid outdoorsman and triathlon competitor as well as a Level 4 CSIA Ski Instructor. Frick Sports Services covers the province of Alberta and the East Kootenay region of British Columbia. The firm currently represents; Lorpen socks, Blizzard skis and Tecnica ski boots, Gabel Ski poles, Beachers footwear, and I360 head wear. To contact Dave Frick: 403-762-7623, dave.frick@shaw.ca

Covering British Columbia, Doug Ballou has been a sales rep in the outdoor industry for more than 24 years. “Lorpen is a perfect addition to my sales portfolio because they fulfill the technical needs of the outdoor and ski industry,” said Ballou. “I only sell products that I personally use and I have found the Lorpen socks to be the most comfortable and technical socks I have seen.” To contact Doug Ballou: 604-985-0588; doug@ballousales.com

“Canadian sales continues to be a crucial element to our North American success,” said Bruce Barrows, Lorpen's North American Sales Manager. “Our group started in Canada and our products have received strong acceptance right from the beginning. Canadian retailers understand the advantages our product feature in terms of performance and quality. With the addition of these experienced sales agencies, we will continue to expand in the outdoor and ski segments.”

About Lorpen
Founded in 1985, Lorpen is based in Etxalar, Spain, located at the base of the Pyrenees and has been selling performance socks in the U.S. since 2004 and Canada since 2001. At Lorpen, technology and performance are the top priority in every sock they manufacture, and as such, the company is a top choice among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, including well-known mountain climbers around the globe. Lorpen socks are now available in 59 different countries around the world, including a variety of independent and major retailers across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, go to www.lorpen.com.