PMI Stanley Brand Builds U.S. Sales Team
May 25, 2017
Brand announces new VP of Sales, Western Regional Sales Manager and Agency of the Year
SEATTLE, WA (May 25, 2017) – Continuing to see exceptional growth in multiple categories, Pacific Market International’s (PMI) STANLEY brand proudly announces several exciting updates to the U.S. sales team including the appointment of Dave McVicker as Stanley’s new Vice President of Sales and Tom Shores as Western Regional Sales Manager. The Stanley brand is also pleased to name Mountain to Sea Marketing ‘Sales Agency of the Year’.
A natural problem solver known to drive growth, Dave McVicker joins the Stanley team following over 30 years at Blue Bunny ice cream, where he was instrumental in growing the business into one of the top three brands in the nation. With a deep understanding of the Stanley customer needs, McVicker will play a major role in developing winning strategies for the brand’s key accounts.
With a passion for the outdoor industry, Tom Shores joins the Stanley brand team as Western Regional Sales Manager. Most recently working with Mountain Hardwear, Shores is a proven sales driver, leader and true professional which will make him an incredible asset to the Stanley brand team. Tom will be replacing Jeff Greto who is retiring after a very successful sales career. The Stanley team sends their thanks and very best wishes to Jeff who has been a key sales team member and instrumental in driving the Stanley brand business.
“Dave is an inspirational leader committed to personal and team development who has created exceptional sales training programs and a culture of continuous improvement. With a ton of energy, drive and a fresh perspective, we’re thrilled to have Dave join the Stanley team in Seattle,” states Kelly Kraus, Vice President of PMI’s Stanley brand. “And with the addition of the passion and experience of Tom as western regional sales manager, the US sales team is firing on all cylinders. Throw in the hardest-working, incredibly talented and dedicated sales agencies servicing accounts across the country, and it’s easy to see how the brand continues to provide the best-in-class service.”
Representing the Stanley brand in the Southeast, Mountain to Sea Marketing shattered their annual goals. As such, the team of seven individuals, led by Ron Frongillo, received this year’s Golden Stanley, an award that recognizes the sales agency that not only achieved and exceeded sales goals, but reached higher and further for their communities.
“The Mountain to Sea Marketing team has an unrivaled connection to specialty outdoor and they’re passionate about representing Stanley. Whether it’s working Trail Day on the Appalachian Trail or sponsoring a paddleboard race in Florida, the team is there, usually serving up cold beers or hot coffee in a Stanley,” continues Kraus.
About the STANLEY brand:
Invented by William Stanley on September 2,1913 (official patent date), the all steel vacuum bottle revolutionized the way people enjoyed food and beverage. Since then, STANLEY brand products have been delivering superior food and beverage gear for rugged, active lifestyles and remains dedicated to this simple promise: buy STANLEY brand products, get quality gear. Built for Life®. Learn more, visit www.stanley-pmi.com.
Founded in 1983 by Rob Harris and guided by principles of sustainability, community and integrity, PMI manufactures, markets, and designs innovative food and beverage container solutions under three brands. Their two most recognizable brands, Stanley® and Aladdin®, are both over 100 years old and sold globally. Migo® was founded in 1999 and is rapidly growing in the Asia Pacific region. PMI also creates private label products for select global retailers. Headquartered in Seattle, PMI has offices in Bentonville, Shanghai, Amsterdam, Manila, and Rio de Janeiro. Additionally, PMI has ownership in three manufacturing facilities, one in China and two in Brazil.
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