The national Travel Goods Association (TGA) elected Eagle Creek's Executive Vice President Ricky Schlesinger to chairman of the board for the 2007-2009 term.
Prior to assuming this role, Schlesinger, a 30-year veteran to the travel industry, served on the board of directors of TGA for over 10 years.
was actively involved in the association's evolution from the Luggage & Leather Goods Manufacturers of America (LLGMA) to an all-inclusive association that represents the burgeoning travel industry.
will look to Schlesinger
for guidance in strategic initiatives, bringing the organization to new levels of service and achievement.
Ricky has been an active member of the TGA Board of Directors for over ten years, so we know that he'll serve us well as our Chairman, said TGA President Michele Marini Pittenger.
We look forward to working with Ricky
and know that his
enthusiasm, coupled with his
strengths and expertise in sales and marketing, will bring many new ideas to our association.
For the past 27 years, Schlesinger
has helped grow Eagle Creek into a globally respected and recognized leader in travel gear for the independent traveler.
has dedicated more than half his
life to the success of Eagle Creek
ongoing commitment to innovation, building superior product and servicing the active travel market is why Eagle Creek
is at the forefront of this retail category today.
is the recipient of numerous industry awards over the years, including the Outdoor Industry Leadership Excellence Award
in 1998 and the TGA Individual of the Year award in 2001.
is the only recipient of the awards in both markets.