Just because you have not seen New Balance Numeric in stores yet means their team have been resting on their laurels, very much the opposite! Allow us to bring you up to speed! Team manager, John Rattray, recently sat down with Thrasher Magazine to discuss the brand and his new position while Tom K chatted with Transworld Skateboarding and put together a Mag Minute for Skateboarder. Not to be left out of the mix, Arto joined Tom K on Weekend Buzz after landing a photo article in the latest The Skateboard Mag and doing a fashion shoot for Playboy! Last but not least, PJ Ladd continues to slug it out in BATBIV and will be dropping his Real Street part on ESPN next week.
If you think that sounds like a lot, it’s all in a day’s work for the NB Numberic team.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RORY MACDONALD TO LEAVE CENTRE DISTRIBUTION
Vancouver, B.C. – Centre Distribution regretfully announces the departure of our sales manager, Rory Macdonald. Since joining Centre ten years ago, Rory has been an important member of our team. Starting off as a hard goods sales rep, Rory’s tenacity and hard work saw him move to become a road rep and eventually sales manager. Rory spent much of his time on the road and his territory stretched from Vancouver Island to the eastern boarder of Manitoba. Always positive, Rory has been a warm and familiar face to many shops across western Canada.
Rory has always enjoyed his life in Vancouver but coming from a tight-knit family from the Yukon, the years of separation have taken their toll, especially with the passing of his father last summer. So after much deliberation, Rory has decided to return to his home in the Yukon to be closer to those he holds dearest and take some time to evaluate what his next venture may be.
“It has been nothing short of a dream come true for me to work with everyone at Centre Dist and Red Dragon Apparel” said Rory. “It's not every day that a young man gets a chance to work with his childhood skateboard heroes. I feel extremely lucky to have travelled to so many new places and to have met so many amazing people along the way. I would like to thank Moses, Sluggo, Colin, Dave, Anthony and Gerry for all of the opportunities and guidance you've given me over the years. I would also like to thank all of the retailers that I've worked with for their support“.
We are all going to miss working with Rory but have faith that we’ll collaborate again in some capacity in the future. We want to thank Rory for all of his years of service, loyalty to Centre and RDS, and his contribution to the Canadian skateboard community.
Thanks again Rory, for everything!
Moses Itkonen, CEO
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