Zippo Takes Full Control of European Distribution
Greg Booth, President and CEO of Zippo said: "Over the past years Polyconcept and the Zippo Manufacturing Company have worked well together in regards to the distribution of Zippo products in Europe. As the companies have evolved, we realized that this change will contribute to deliver an enhanced service to our customers. We hold Polyconcept in the highest regards and are grateful for the opportunity to have worked together and for their contribution to Zippo's success story in Europe."
Speaking on behalf of Polyconcept, Chairman Michael Bernstein said: "Zippo has been a good friend to Polyconcept over the years and we sincerely hope to continue that friendship. We are in full support of Zippo's desire to manage the distribution of their products in this very important sales market. We wish them every success moving forward."
To oversee Zippo’s European distribution, Richard Finlow has been named Managing Director of Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA). Finlow joined Zippo in 2010, as Business Development Manager for EMEA. Since that time, he has been instrumental in developing these important international markets for Zippo. In his new position, Finlow will oversee the operations and staff for three of Zippo subsidiaries; Zippo UK, Zippo France and Zippo Germany, as well as the business development for all EMEA markets. Finlow works out of the Zippo UK office in London, UK.
Pictured, Richard Finlow