Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Mr. Gardiner’s broad international experience in textile and apparel sales, marketing, design and manufacturing spans more than 40 years. Mr. Gardiner’s career began in the Menswear business, owning upmarket stores in Vancouver. He was amongst the first to begin sourcing and importing Menswear from European companies. By working in various capacities, he learned the unique requirements of several segments of the apparel industry, from fashion to sports and uniforms. Mr. Gardiner graduated to sourcing and working with the Asian Manufacturing Market. He began to sell the emerging textile technologies in 2000 and developed marketing plans and sales strategies for various technologies and the best channels suited for them. Prior to joining Garmatex, Mr. Gardiner was Director of Inspiration at Nan Yang Textile Group in Bangkok, where he helped develop fabrics and strategies to market them while concurrently acting as VP Sales and Merchandising for Zorrel International, a Nan Yang Subsidiary.