Vendor NewsFrom PIP:

It gives us great pleasure to announce the expansion of our sales force in Canada. Driven by growth and as a testament to our long term commitment to Canada, PIP has reunited Mario Miron and John Harrison with Dan Lessard to lead the PIP sales effort from coast-to-coast. The three worked together for many years developing opportunities with industrial and safety distributors in Canada. "I feel like I've assembled the 'A' team and we are going on mission," exclaimed Anthony Di Giovanni, Director of Global Marketing.

PIP's goal is to bring outstanding service, training and support to our customers. In Canada since 2011, PIP is committed to growing their international business here. "We know the Canadian market and we're committed to investing in Canada" Joe Milot, President of PIP Global commented on the expansion. Part of this investment is moving forward and reinforcing our Canadian commitment through our longstanding global partnership with ATG Gloves. Along with seasoned veteran Jerry Gascon, ATG Country Manager for Canada, the four are sure to recapture the synergy that drove them as a successful team for so many years in the past.

About our team

Dan Lessard is pleased to refocus his efforts as the Regional Sales Manager in Central Canada where he will concentrate on Manitoba and Ontario. Dan has been a forging pioneer for PIP Canada, and we recognize his hard work and impassioned dedication.

John Harrison returns to PIP as Regional Sales Manager for Western Canada, starting in Saskatchewan and onward to British Colombia. John is a hands-on consultative master of hand safety. He resides in the Edmonton area and recently welcomed a new addition to his family.

Mario Miron, will serve as Regional Sales & Marketing Manager and will cover Sales and Business Development in the Quebec and Atlantic Region. His previous marketing experience gives him the added marketing responsibility for French Canada. Mario has over twenty years of experience in Hand Protection. He resides north of Montreal and is avidly involved in his son’s development as a future hockey star.

Jerry Gascon, is the ATG’s Country Manager for  Canada. His efforts will help support all members of the newly expanded team. Jerry Gascon’s consultative approach to hand protection lends itself well to training distributors so they better understand ATG’s advantaged solutions to the complex challenges of hand protection.

Kurt Reichardt will continue to serve as Territory Account Manager for Canada. He will support the efforts of the team and remain the link on-the-inside for our distributors.

Contact information

Dan Lessard

John Harrison

Mario Miron

Kurt Reichardt

Protective Industrial Products, Inc. is one of the leading suppliers of hand protection and personal protective equipment to industrial distributors globally. PIP's mantra is "Bringing the Best of the World to You®" which it does by providing the highest-value safety products available to workers in the industrial, construction and electrical industries. PIP strengthens its value proposition by also offering its products in the most efficient and flexible manner while building long-term relationships with its distributors. Additional information about PIP is available at