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Dan Jelinek has joined the OGIO International as VP of strategic development, a new position created to support the company’s aggressive growth initiatives.

According to the release:
Prior to joining OGIO in 2009 as Strategic Accounts Manager, Jelinek-a 20 year sports industry veteran served Easton Sports as the Global Vice President of Sales for its Hockey and Baseball divisions for 8-years, and was later promoted to President of Team Sports directly leading the Easton Hockey, Easton Baseball and Riddell business units of Easton Bell Sports.

“We have exciting growth plans in store for OGIO and building our strong leadership is key to realizing our strategic vision” said Tony Palma, OGIO International CEO, explains.  “Dan was instrumental in the growth of Easton for many years and has already been a tremendous asset in helping to reshape and execute several new successful growth strategies at OGIO.  He is a creative and aggressive leader with a proven track record that understands product, branding and sales strategies.”

In his new role, Jelinek will be leading OGIO’s strategic growth focused on increasing distribution with several strategic domestic and international customers, identifying new business development opportunities and potential strategic licensing partners as we continue to enhance the OGIO brand.