R.M.P. Athletic Locker Ltd and Umbro Canada added MLS and Canadian National Team veteran Greg Sutton to their sales team. Based in Montreal, Sutton will be responsible for sales and club business in the Quebec Territory and will help to solidify Umbro's position as the leading grassroots soccer brand in Canada.
Greg has been a fixture in the game of soccer for years with
professional stints for TFC, New York Red Bulls and his current position
with the Montreal Impact. His relationship with Umbro Canada has been a
long-standing one, wearing the Double Diamond as an Umbro athlete for
the past 7 years. Retiring from the game at the end of the 2012 season,
Greg's next career step will be to back stop the Umbro brand in Quebec.
knowledge of the provincial soccer landscape, club and team personnel
will provide a solid foundation for cultivating grassroots business
partnerships. His experience and performance history will give him the
ability to assist retailers in selecting and providing the best products
for their customers.
"With Greg's background, authenticity and
work ethic, we expect to make strong advancements in the game within the
Province of Quebec and beyond" commented Mike Shoemaker, Vice President
of Umbro Canada. "We are clearly focused on gaining a stronger tie to
the local club and team business and furthering our relationships and
dialogues with regional and provincial bodies. Greg brings with him a
vast knowledge of the game, globally as well as locally, and we are
excited to have him. We will continue to invest in the brand and people
that are entrenched in the game across the country."
1977, R.M.P. was started by two brothers, Mike and Paul Dyon. Mike, a
four-time Canadian marathon champion and Paul, a running enthusiast,
first brought Brooks into Canada when they discovered the footwear at a
race in Florida. What started as an experiment in sales led to a major
distribution agreement between Brooks and R.M.P. that has lasted more
than thirty years. R.M.P. Athletic Locker Limited now maintains the
license and distributions rights in Canada to several premium athletic
and lifestyle brands in Canada.