Tom brings over 20 years of industry experience to Fashion Biz. He began his promotional products career with the Trimark Sportswear Group, now Polyconcept, where he overhauled and ran their inside sales/customer service teams for five years. For the subsequent five years he led their National Sales team. After 10 successful years he left and joined one of his largest customers, as Executive VP of sales for Golf Town (now Staples) and has held senior sales leadership positions in the distribution channel up until this most recent move.

He is a client centered strategic thinker and coach. We are excited to bring him on board with Fashion Biz to lead our sales charge and to play and active role in increasing our market presence across Canada and the USA.

“I am excited to be joining Fashion Biz. They already have a solid footprint in the Canadian market. The sales team is backed by a formidable leadership team in Canada and internationally. Fashion Biz Inc. is a 32 years old global company with a sound fiscal strategy. We will work collaboratively with Distributors to formulate a strategic plan while seeking greater market share gains. It will be a thrill to reconnect with so many successful peers in the distributor channel to realize our mutual goals.”

– Tom Lappala –

Tom will transition into his new role and will be working alongside George Cooper, VP Sales Canada/USA. Then as of June 30, 2021, George after ten years of leading our Fashion Biz Sales and Marketing teams will head into his planned full time retirement. George will continue in a part time consultative role for Fashion Biz till October 31, 2021.
– Team Fashion Biz Canada –