SOURCE: Jorg Gray

Jorg Gray

August 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Jorg Gray Appoints 30 Year Industry Veteran, Mark Gurdus, as Vice President of Sales

Former ORIS Executive to Head Sales Division of American Watch Company

TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - Jorg Gray, an American watch company producing fashionable timepieces, today announced the appointment of Mark Gurdus as the company's Vice President of Sales. In this role, Gurdus will focus on building a national and international sales force to support Jorg Gray in becoming the fastest growing watch company in the world.

Gurdus joins the company with more than 30 years experience in the watch and jewelry industry, most recently working for ORIS USA, a Swiss maker of mechanical watches. He will use his expertise and existing relationships with retailers to further boost Jorg Gray sales with a focus on the United States and the Caribbean. Since January of 2009, Jorg Gray has formed more than 5 worldwide distribution partnerships. Gurdus will capitalize on this momentum, aiming for triple-digit retail partnership and sales increases in his first year. He will also concentrate on developing a strong and geographically diverse retail presence to further extend Jorg Gray's reach and position as the newest luxury brand.

"Jorg Gray is a company on a mission to become the fastest growing watch brand in the world," said Gurdus. "In just a short time, Jorg Gray has built a brand that resonates with consumers who recognize that exemplary taste doesn't necessarily come with a high price tag. We've created the perfect balance between quality, style and functionality -- for proof look no further than the wrist of President Obama."

Well established in the jewelry and watch industry, Gurdus spent the past eleven years as Vice President of Sales for ORIS USA, where he oversaw consistent growth and sales increases since 2001. Prior to ORIS, Gurdus served as the Vice President of Sales for Victoria Creations and Trifari Jewelry.

"Jorg Gray has had an exceptional year and is continuing to grow despite a challenging economic environment," said Trevor Gnesin, President of Jorg Gray. "Mark brings a wealth of sales and management experience that will help our growing team meet some very aggressive sales goals. Most important is the fact that Mark understands this business and will be instrumental in helping Jorg Gray expand its market in new directions."

About Jorg Gray

Founded in 1998, Jorg Gray has expanded from an American specialty private-label watch company to a worldwide brand. Revered for its fashionable timepieces, Jorg Gray creates watches that people love not only for design, but also for their high level of quality. Jorg Gray's visually striking; boldly designed watches combine styling, materials and colors that appeal to today's men and women, while maintaining a respect for traditional values of precision and attention to detail. Please visit www.jorggray.com for additional information.

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