Gregory, the pack maker acquired this summer by Samsonite International SA, said its new distribution center in Jacksonville, FL is operational and that it has added a designer to its product development team.

Since being acquired by Samsonite in July 2014, weve focused on a smooth, seamless transition so our Spring 2015 season can be the most successful in the companys history, says John Pieper, director of North American sales. Theres no question Gregorys best days are ahead of us and customers around the world should be excited about the partnership ahead.”

Rawmin Ehyai joins the product development team with a BFA in industrial design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He previously served as a product designer for CamelBak, lululemon and MindShift Gear. His recent experience in designing both technical packs and lifestyle bags combined with his love for backpacking led him to Gregory.

Rawmin brings great talent to the product development team, states John Sears, director of product development at Gregory. Weve assembled the strongest team ever and are already tapping into Samsonites global development expertise to deliver the best bags to a wider range of customers.

Gregory just completed a transition to a new distribution center in Jacksonville, FL that is run by one of the most experienced teams in the industry. By taking advantage of the logistical prowess of this new facility, Gregory will offer even more flexibility and opportunity to its customers. The new location provides the necessary logistics and support for the brand to flourish. Orders began shipping from the new center on Nov. 5, 2014.

Gregory was acquired for $84.2 million in July by Samsonite International S.A., the worlds largest travel designer, manufacturer and distributor of luggage, business and computer bags, outdoor and casual bags, and travel accessories. In addition to Samsonite, the company markets products under the American Tourister, Hartmann, High Sierra, Gregory, Speck and Lipault brand names and other owned and licensed brand names.