Pelican Products opens office in South Korea

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California-based Pelican Products Inc., a maker of high-protective cases and portable LED lights for the industry, opened a sales office in Seoul, South Korea, and appointed Sang-Hee Chon as country manager.

Chon will be responsible for expanding Pelican’s sales in areas that include the aerospace/defense, military, industrial and specialty consumer markets.

“Boasting the 13th-largest economy in the world, South Korea offers unlimited opportunities for progress,” said Scott Ermeti, vice president of international business for Pelican Products. “We look forward to working with Sang-Hee to bring Pelican’s legendary products to market in this dynamic economy.”

Chon brings more than 10 years of aerospace/defense and industrial/commercial case and packaging market knowledge to his position. Prior to joining Pelican, Chon worked at Sebo International, a leading export and import firm in Korea, and Le Meilleur Starplus, a defense trade company. He also served as an artillery officer for the Republic of Korea.

Chon attended California State University at Northridge and has a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Idaho.

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