Will Gay

last updated 11/7/2017

Will Gay

President at Diamond Brand

1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Diamond Brand
HQ Phone:
(828) 684-6262

General Information


Bachelor of Arts degreeDuke University


Board of Trustees Member - Key Learning Center

Board of Trustees Member - Carolina Day School

Board Member - RiverLink Inc

Community Service - Board Member - BOYS

Trustee - Capital Campaign Committee

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Diamond Brand Manufacturing Management & Leadership Team

Will Gay, CEO
Will serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Brand. In that capacity, Will has successfully negotiated over $76 million in government tent contracts while expanding the company's manufacturing capabilities and growing the company's customer base and product lines. Will's primary responsibilities include managerial oversight of Diamond Brand's manufacturing operation and the administration of the company's government contracts. Will also has managerial oversight over the company's specialty outdoor retail stores that provide high-end outdoor gear to individuals, camps, universities, and outdoor programs, nationwide. Prior to joining the company in 2000, Will spent 12 years with St. Jude Medical in the medical devices industry. Outside of the business, Will serves as a director or officer on several local community organizations' boards and actively participates in several professional associations. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1988. Will enjoys fishing and fly fishing, golf, skiing and spending time with his family.

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Will Gay | Diamond Brand

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Carolina Day School: Board of Trustees

Mr. William T. Gay - 5th Year as a Trustee; Board Vice-Chair 2010-present; Chair, Strategic Plan Committee 2009-2011; Member, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and the Committee on Trustees; President and Owner, Diamond Brand Outdoors, Diamond Brand Manufacturing, Frugal Backpacker; BA in Political Science from Duke University; Spouse - Catherine; Children - Rachel (Grade 8) and William (Grade 2); Honors - Circle of Humanitarian Award, American Red Cross, 2006; Entrepreneur of the Year Award Nominee, Ernst and Young, 2004 and 2005; Award of Excellence, Boy Scouts of America, 2001, 2005, and 2007; Community Service - Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of WNC, and YMCA Executive Committee; Past Member, Board of Directors, Riverlink; Past Member, Board of Directors, Asheville Jet Company; Interests - fishing, fly fishing, golf, skiing, travel, spending time with family.

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