RYU Apparel Inc., based in Vancouver, appointed Grant Matzen to head its North American wholesale expansion.

Matzen, longtime sales and marketing professional having worked for Under Armour, Vans, Quiksilver, and Roxy, most recently,  worked with Stormtech Performance Apparel as Sales Manager, Retail and International, where he developed a complete wholesale division, building out the sales team and strategy for taking the brand to the retail market.

Said Matzen, “I’m extremely excited to be joining the RYU team as it has been a brand I have admired for years. Their high-end product, the message of respect and the team in place is inspiring to be part of. I see amazing things for the future of RYU.”

RYU Apparel also said it has deployed a new multi-warehouse shipping solution that makes Canadian inventory available to customers across the U.S. The move consolidates shipments, decreases delivery times and reduces costs while minimizing delays for individual shipments.

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