Hy-Pro International is expanding through opening two new offices in the USA and Europe, the latter with a particular focus on France.
Joining Hy-Pro USA as managing director is Stephen Owusu.
Having previously worked for Tesco, Owusu boasts ten years of experience within the sports and leisure and other commercial categories, managing retail operations through setting and implementing multiple operational strategies.
“I am very excited to join Hy-Pro at this stage in its development and I am looking forward to being part of the company at this exciting new phase of growth,” commented Owusu.
Hy-Pro has also announced the appointment of Wendy Bridge as international sales manager. Bridge is based in France and has joined the team to focus on developing relationships with French and Pan-European distributors for toys and sports sectors.
Bridge joins the company with a wealth of experience in sales management gained during her seven years with Pentland Brands in France, managing multi-national accounts within the Sports industry and having spent recent years in charge of sports buying in the e-commerce industry.
“I hadn’t expected such a large range of products when entering the Hy-Pro show room,” commented Bridge.
“The mix was massively appealing to me as I immediately saw the potential in the French market and new avenues for the various Hy-Pro brands. I am excited to be a part of this dynamic, innovative and creative team.”