Koala Tee, an apparel manufacturer specializing in embroidered items,
promotional products and company gift items has added new Account
Manager Rob Harman, for the Florida Suncoast region. Harmon brings 17
years of experience in the imprinted sportswear industry and is a
30-year resident of Sarasota.
Harman will be responsible for
new business development for Koala Tee's products in a territory that
ranges from Tampa to Fort Myers.
"We have a great base of
long-time customers; however, we know our core concentration should be
bringing small businesses who need help increasing their
marketing/branding efforts," says Carmen Manley, VP of business
development. Adding an additional experienced account manager will help
this business focus, and, if increased outside sales efforts prove
successful, Koala Tee plans to expand more outside sales force to
further penetrate existing territory, she says. Koala Tee, Inc
started in 1983 in Sarasota as a trophy shop doing mainly team uniforms.
The organization has since expanded and now occupies a nearly
11,000-square-foot facility in downtown Sarasota where a team of
embroiderers does all made-to-order work in-house. Manley says quality
control is one advantage of doing much of their production work
Koala Tee also owns and operates Life Safety International
, a company that sells men's clothing to retail
stores on military bases throughout the world. Koala creates catalogs
that include military fashion designs that mirror current fashions. The
company also started selling the Red Shirt Fridays
" I support
our troops" line of apparel and products.
Writer: Lisa Clementi
Carmen Manley, Koala Tee