SIA Newsletter

Ian Hunter – Calgary, AB

I started in retail, working my way up from a part-time ski and bike technician to store manager. An opportunity arose for me to cross over to the wholesale side of the industry when Norvinca, then the Canadian distributor for Nordica, LOOK and Dynastar, offered me a sales position in Alberta. I worked as an in house sales rep for Norvinca until I felt I needed to start my own sales agency. Within two years or so of starting my agency I was approached by Rossignol Canada to have my agency join its sales team. I have been with the company since 1991. Current lines represented: Rossignol Canada, Visioncorp, KUU, Dry Guy & Ski Retriever.


Being named rep of the year to me means succeeding in earning the trust and respect of one’s dealers. Building business relationships based upon mutual success is a key motivation for me.