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Raymond W. Pilgrim

Raymond W. Pilgrim PhotoRaymond W. Pilgrim
IndustryApparel/Sporting Goods
TitleGeneral Management Consultant
ExpertiseManagement Consulting
Current OrganizationPilgrim & Associates
Type of OrganizationManufacturing, Marketing and Sales
Major ProductApparel and sporting goods
Area of DistributionInternational
University/DegreeB.S., M.S, Industrial Management (equivalent to Business Administration), Georgia Tech, 1963
Honors & AwardsFull scholarship to play football at Georgia Tech; U.S. Army Air Defense Officer, designated a Distinguished Military Graduate, Rank 1 Lt.
AffiliationsSporting Goods Government Relations, US Dept. of Commerce Advisory, Multiple Trade Mission for U.S. Dept. of Commerce, ISAC U.S. Dept. of Commerce Advisory; Participated in trade missions for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce; Member, ISAC Policy Advisory for U.S. Dept. of Commerce; Chair, Sporting Goods Industry Government Relations Committee; Speaker for Governors Seminar on conducting commercial sporting goods business in Japan and China
Hobbies & SportsHorticulture in home landscape, fly-fishing in multiple countries
Career AccomplishmentsConceptualized a plan to accelerate development and market introductions of new products and conducted negotiations to secure worldwide proprietary intellectual rights for the products; Developed and implemented a plan to source manufactured select products and component assemblies/parts in Europe and Asia; Created a plan and directed the efforts to develop a market for home fitness products in Europe and the Middle East where such a market did not exist; Established manufacturing of select products in the U.K. and imported products from the U.S. and Asia; Directed activities to build manufacturing and support functions in multiple operations.
Work HistoryApparel Training Program, Oxford Industries, Atlanta GA, 1962-67; COO/Board Member, Bayly Corp., Denver CO, 1967-76; Executive VP/COO, Diversified Products Co., Opelika AL, 1976-86; CEO, Daisy Manufacturing Co., Rogers AR, 1986-87; CEO, Tuscarora Marketing, Chapin SC, 1987-90; Consultant/Project Manager, Pilgrim & Associates (Owner), Chickamauga GA, 1990-present
ChildrenJeffrey, Anthony
SpouseKatheryn H. Pilgrim
MarriedDecember 22, 1956
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