Showa Best Glove appointed 20-year sales veteran Mike Quinn as territory manager for Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and N. Florida, according to a company press release.

"Mike's long experience in the glove industry and 25 years in sales and management have prepared him well to serve our many customers in this increasingly important south central territory," said Showa Best Glove Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Eggleston. "The importance of our role in this geographic area was underscored earlier this year when we were called upon to work with government agencies and oil company personnel to provide vital hand protection to workers involved in the Gulf oil spill."

Quinn's earlier glove industry experience was with Magid Glove and Safety where, over a 17-year career, he served in key management positions including vice president of sales. Immediately prior to joining Showa Best Glove, he spent five years as director of sales for Martin Plant Services.

Active both in the community and the industry, Quinn is a 20-year member of ASSE as well as a Mason and an ordained Deacon. He and his family live in Corinth, Mississippi.

Quinn's appointment comes just months after Showa Best Glove's appointment of two strong multi-state territory managers in the Midwest. This July, the company named Dean Ogden territory manager for Kansas, Nebraska and Western Missouri and Deborah Bell territory manager for Indiana and Kentucky. Ogden and Bell each have 13 years experience in the glove industry.

"These three new territory managers expand the diversity of experience and skills of our management team, enabling us to be even more nimble and responsive to both the long-term and short-term needs of our customers," Eggleston said.