Woolrich restructures sales team in preparation for new Fall 14 Collections

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Woolrich, Pennsylvania (October 15, 2013) — Woolrich, the original outdoor clothing company, recently restructured the framework of its sales team with the appointment of two key internal sales positions and the hiring of four independent sales agents.

“Over the past six months we’ve been steadily revamping our sales team in preparation for the Fall 2014 selling season,” said Patrick Nebiolo, Woolrich Executive Vice President. “The team we have assembled is fantastic and buyers are not only going to see one of our best collections ever, but also receive a new level of sales service.”

Earlier this spring Woolrich hired Chris Nitzsche as National Sales Manager and Chris Megale as Sales Director. The company also recently named four new independent sales agents and realigned a number of its territories.

Mountain Source, Inc. headed up by RJ Guiney, Bruce Gordon, and Zach Branson will handle the Rockies (CO, NE, NM, and UT); Phil Flamand and his Flamand Sports Group will service the Southeast (MS, AL, FL, GA, TN, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, WV); Mike Sullivan and Allen Bishop will manage the South Central (TX, LA, OK, KS, AR, MO, NE); and Chet Cisek and his team at Wild Moon LLC will handle the upper Midwest (MN, WI, ND, SD, IA).

Prior to joining Woolrich, Nitzsche was the National Sales Manager for Elan-Polo, where he was responsible for Woolrich footwear and private label footwear sales for the Outdoor segment. Before his 11-year tenure at Elan-Polo, Nitzsche worked at a number of top outdoor retailers including the Alpine Shop in St. Louis, MO, where he last served as training manager, before joining Alder Creek Kayak and Canoe in Portland, OR, as an instructor and guide. He will be based out of his office in St. Louis, MO.

Megale joined Woolrich from Gant USA where he spent six years as sales director. He has worked with various other lifestyle apparel brands including James Perse, Ocean Pacific, and Blue Marlin. Megale is based out of the Woolrich New York Office and Showroom where he will focus on business opportunities in high-end department stores, boutiques, and other large nationwide accounts.

Retailers interested in seeing Woolrich’s Fall 14 collection can contact their respective sales representative:

Flamand Sports Group (MS, AL, FL, GA, TN, SC, NC, VA, DC, MD, WV)
727-647-0188
pfoutdoors@gmail.com

Mountain Source Inc. (CO, NE, NM, and UT)
435-649-5566
rj@mountainsource.com

Sullivan/ Bishop Agency (TX, LA, OK, KS, AR, MO, NE)
512-847-8955
msullivan@pearlfrog.com
abishop@pearlfrog.com

Wild Moon LLC (MN, WI, ND, SD, IA)
612-803-8393
chet@rmi.net

All other retailer inquiries please contact Chris Nitzsche at 314-329-5197 or via email at chrisn@woolrich.com.

About Woolrich
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The Woolrich Woolen Mill, located at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, is the oldest vertically integrated woolen mill operating in the United States, producing renown made in USA woolen fabrics sold to discerning brands worldwide. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.com.

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