Don DeMoss, a 25 year veteran of the sporting goods industry joined West Coast Sales in February 2013 to open our new Northeast office.
Don’s career began in 1982 at Oshman’s Sporting Goods, a 300 store sporting goods retailer as a department manager. From there, Don progressed to store manager and eventually buyer for fishing tackle and knives, which at that time was a $15M category.
In 1997 Don joined Herzog and Associates, a Texas based sporting goods rep firm to cover their Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi territories with key fishing and sporting goods lines. In addition to his territory responsibilities, Don was also the lead on several large retailers such as Academy Sports & Outdoors and Oshman’s Sporting Goods.
Don left Herzog & Associates in 2002 and joined Wellman Sports Marketing a manufacturer’s rep firm that was out of Minnesota. Don’s territory responsibilities included New York to New England working marine and sporting goods retail, wholesale and OEM accounts. Don had many key lines to sell like Attwood, Minn-Kota, Hummingbird and G-Loomis.
Don and his family are based out of New Hampshire and he will be covering everything from Virginia to Maine. Don’s account based will include marine OEMs, distributors, dealers and retailers.
As an avid outdoorsman, Don brings a wealth of knowledge regarding fishing and marine related products. We’re very excited to have Don on our team and look forward to the expertise and professionalism he brings to this new position.