Lorpen Hires Canadian Sales Agency

Toronto, Canada (June 8, 2011) – Lorpen, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance socks for outdoor enthusiasts, has recently hired R. S. Sports Limited as it’s sales agency of record for the British Columbia and Yukon territories.
R.S. Sports Limited, headed by Radek Sedivy and based in British Columbia, is a manufacturer’s representative firm that has been serving the outdoor, ski, snowboard and footwear industry for more than 20 years.  In addition to Lorpen, the firm currently works with The North Face.
“We have been watching Lorpen for many years and the timing is just right – we were looking to bring on a new sock manufacturer, and Lorpen had the territory open,” said Radek. “Lorpen is the perfect addition for our sales team because they create high quality socks that we can stand behind (an in!) and we think they will be well-received by our customers in BC and the Yukon.”
“Canadian sales are crucial to the growth of the Lorpen brand,” said Bruce Barrows, Lorpen’s North American Sales Manager. “While the company has strong roots in Spain, Lorpen North America is based in Toronto. With the addition of this experienced sales agency, we will continue to expand distribution in Canada.”
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 61 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 .
Sales Contact:
Radek Sedivy, R.S. Sports Limited (British Columbia and Yukon territory)
(604) 207 2873
(604) 828-5899
rsedivy@telus.net <mailto:radeksedivy@shaw.ca>

Media Contact:
Katy Gaenicke, KGPR, Ink