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Ricky Schlesinger

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Board Member

Phone: (619) ***-****  HQ Phone
Outdoor Outreach
5275 Market Street Suite A
San Diego, California 92114
United States

Company Description: Outdoor Outreach is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower at-risk and underprivileged youth to make positive, lasting changes in their lives through...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Web References
Board ‹ Outdoor Outreach
www.outdooroutreach.org, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Ricky Schlesinger: Eagle Creek, Inc., Retired Executive Vice President
Ricky is a retired Executive Vice President of Eagle Creek Travel Gear and has been with them since 1979. Eagle Creek was the pioneer of adventure travel gear category in the 1980s in the outdoor and luggage specialty markets. In 1999 Ricky received the Outdoor Industry Leadership Excellence Award and in 2002 was awarded the annual Travel Goods Association "Man of the Year". Ricky currently sits on the Executive Board of the Travel Goods Association as the Past Chairman and has led their strategic planning efforts. He was on the Advisory Board of Travel Goods magazine for 5 years. Ricky is active in his community and on the Board of Directors of the Vista Buddhist Temple, and a community leader in his local Friends of Leucadia. He has also spearheaded charitable efforts with Eagle Creek such as Children of Nepal and the North County Food Bank.
Travel Goods Association
www.travel-goods.org, 17 June 2006 [cached]
Ricky Schlesinger joins UTC (China) Company Ltd. Travel Goods Association
Travel Goods Association
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Ricky Schlesinger joins UTC (China) Company Ltd.
Ricky Schlesinger, co-founder of Eagle Creek Travel Gear, ex-TGA Chair and current TGA Board member, has been named Vice President of Global Business Development of UTC (China) Company Ltd. Headquartered in the Shanghai area, UTC is a fast-growing retail chain with 140 locations and the leading multi-branded retailer of travel goods in China. Additionally, they have an e-commerce website (utcbag.com) and a wholesale distribution division selling throughout China. UTC currently has exclusive licensing agreements in China for Swiss Army Wenger, Eagle Creek, Brics, TravelPro, and several other U.S. and European brands.
Ricky will be responsible for strategic planning and marketing, brand development, and licensing management (delete;) working from his office in Leucadia, Calif. "It is fun and exciting working in the China market with the folks from UTC.
Significant research combined with a deep ...
www.eaglecreek.com, 13 Oct 2006 [cached]
Significant research combined with a deep understanding of the business professional's travel and everyday needs were dedicated to the launch of this product, said Eagle Creek Senior Vice President Ricky Schlesinger.
Eagle Creek Exec Named Chairman of the Board for TGA | Eagle Creek
www.eaglecreek.com, 7 July 2007 [cached]
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. He 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. The TGA 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.
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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. He has dedicated more than half his life to the success of Eagle Creek and his 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.
Schlesinger 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. He is the only recipient of the awards in both markets.
Outdoor Outreach: Board of Directors
www.outdooroutreach.org, 14 April 2011 [cached]
Ricky Schlesinger Executice Vice President, Eagle Creek, Inc.
Ricky is the Executive Vice President of Eagle Creek Travel Gear and has been with them since 1979. Eagle Creek was the pioneer of adventure travel gear category in the 1980's in the outdoor and luggage specialty markets. In 1999 Ricky received the Outdoor Industry Leadership Excellence Award and in 2002 was awarded the annual Travel Goods Association "Man of the Year". Ricky currently sits on the Executive Board of the Travel Goods Association as the Past Chairman and has led their strategic planning efforts. He was on the Advisory Board of Travel Goods magazine for 5 years. Ricky is active in his community and on the Board of Directors of the Vista Buddhist Temple, and a community leader in his local Friends of Leucadia. He has also spearheaded charitable efforts with Eagle Creek such as Children of Nepal and the North County Food Bank.
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