Pelican names Jon Prior as Regional Sales Manager

TORRANCE, CA - Jul 01, 2005

To ensure its continued growth and success, Pelican™ Products, a leading manufacturer of high-impact, watertight cases and safety approved, technically advanced flashlights, has named Jon Prior as Regional Sales Manager in the Commercial Sales Division.  He will be responsible for the management and oversight of Pelican’s business development and sales activities in Alaska, Northern California, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

“Jon has a unique understanding of Pelican’s customers as a result of his extensive contacts and experience in the commercial and industrial safety markets,” said Mark Rolfes, Pelican’s Director of Sales. “We are confident that he will continue to grow Pelican’s business exponentially in that territory.”

Prior brings more than 10 years of sales and management experience in the industrial safety markets. Before joining Pelican, Prior worked for United American Sales, a leading wholesale distributor of personal protection equipment and industrial supplies, where, as Western Regional Sales Manager, he grew their business by 18% in less than a year. He was also Territory Sales Manager for Moldex-Metric©, a leading manufacturer of respiratory and hearing protection products, where he grew sales by 15% by securing major end-user accounts.  Prior also served as National Sales Manager at Paulson Manufacturing, where he was responsible for $14 million in sales volume and increased distribution sales by $1.3 million in his first year.

He is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and has completed the QSSP course qualifying him as a Quality Safety Sales Professional.

Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco.

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and consumer. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 21 countries, with 22 international sales offices and six manufacturing facilities around the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.L.U. For more information, visit www.pelican.com or www.behrmancap.com.

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