Klip America, the worldwide licensee for Volkl and Boris Becker tennis equipment, bags and accessories has appointed Brian Dillman to the newly-created position of general manager of Klip America, effective July 1, 2009. Dillman will establish a Mid-West office and be based in Chicago, IL.

As general manager, Dillman will manage the continued growth and global distribution expansion of the Volkl and Boris Becker brands. Specifically, he will lead the sales and marketing efforts for overseas markets including Europe and the Middle East and regions within the U.S. including the East Coast and Texas.

Dillman has more than 17 years of executive level experience in the global sporting goods and consumer products industries. Prior to joining Klip America, he served as an executive for a private equity firm specializing in long-term investments in the consumer products industry and spent several years with Power Plate International, a fitness company.

Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Wilson Sporting Goods and its parent company, AMER Sports, holding executive director, vice president and general manager positions in the United States and in Europe.