Legendary Headwear, the manufacturer of caps in the sports and outdoor market, has tapped Andy Gilkison as its senior director of sales and marketing. In this new role, Gilkison will lead and augment all facets of the golf category across all global markets.
Gilkison brings over two decades of sales, product and brand experience in the golf industry. His previous roles include national sales manager at Ogio, head of golf accessories at Puma and VP of global sales at Lamkin Golf. He also created or co-created brands in apparel, accessories and headwear.
“I feel fortunate to be at Legendary Headwear at the perfect time. The company is well-positioned to innovate and adapt to serve our customers even better and the team here is stellar. Add the investment the company is making to our wholly-owned factory in Mexico, and additional resources in technology and branding, makes this business poised for rapid growth,” said Gilkison.
“We’ve been eyeing bringing Andy on board since working with him during one of his previous roles. We saw first-hand his sales and product experience, commitment to detail, innovative thinking, and the energy he brings to the table. It’s a very exciting time for our team and company,” said Gordon Cunliffe, executive vice president at Legendary Holdings.
Legendary Headwear’s trademark product is the low-profile six-panel baseball cap. Legendary has also been credited with headwear innovations including the introduction of Cloud-Fit Technology, Quad Flex Performance series and the Flip-n-Grip soft buckle closure system.
Photos courtesy Legendary Headwear, Andy Gilkison