As the President of International Business at Pelican Products, Inc. Scott Ermeti has more than twenty years of experience in building and leading high-growth teams. His expertise includes development and execution of global business strategies, new vertical and geographic market entry, driving profitable, international revenue growth as well as the management of international merger and acquisition activity.
His oversight includes every operational aspect of Pelican’s international business (excluding BioThermal) which includes sales, marketing, manufacturing and distribution in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Over the course of 20+ years, Scott worked his way up through Pelican’s ranks starting out as the National Sales Manager for their Industrial Division. Most notably, he served as Pelican’s first official employee located outside the United States and he established the company’s European headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Under his leadership Pelican’s international business has become a powerful global brand and now accounts for 30% of the company’s annual revenue.
Prior to joining Pelican, he worked for Bata Brands (Lausanne, Switzerland), one of the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers of footwear.
Scott has been appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the boards of two prestigious organizations; the “Industry Trade Advisory Council” (ITAC) and the “District Export Council”. He is also a member of the Outdoor Industry Associations Trade Advisory Council (OIATA). His service on these boards helps the U.S. Government to form its foreign trade policy and helps small and medium sized U.S. businesses to improve their international business.
Scott received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and his Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).