Pylon Manufacturing, the exclusive licensee of MICHELIN® premium wiper blades has announced a strategic alliance with Dorian Drake International, Inc. to manage export sales for MICHELIN® wiper blades in South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Dorian Drake will manage all aspects of product sales, logistics, marketing, and customer service in their coverage region. Dorian Drake replaces Ron Prior of John Prior Inc., who has represented Pylon in the region for many years.
“I would like to thank Ron for the excellent work he has done in laying the foundation of Pylon’s business in Latin America,” said Paul Vincent, VP International at Pylon Manufacturing Company. “I look forward to Dorian Drake continuing to build on this success, using their local staff and robust marketing department to help us grow in new ways.”
Commenting on the new arrangement, Knut Sauer, Dorian Drake’s Automotive group manager said, “there is a great demand for high quality branded wiper blades, and the Michelin brand has extremely high brand equity in the automotive industry. The wiper blade product category complements the automotive group’s existing retail brands and workshop products category. We are very excited beginning our new relationship with Pylon and look forward to continue growing the already strong market share they enjoy in Latin America.”
About Pylon Manufacturing Corporation
Pylon Manufacturing Corporation is a leading automotive aftermarket supplier with over 50 years of experience, specializing in the design, engineering, manufacture and marketing of wiper blades. Located in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Pylon is an ISO 9001-certified division of the Qualitor, Inc. family of automotive companies. Pylon is the exclusive licensee responsible for the manufacture and marketing of the MICHELIN® line of premium wiper blades and other automotive innovations.
About Dorian Drake International, an Export Management Company (EMC)
Based in White Plains, N.Y., Dorian Drake International is an export management company that manages international sales and marketing, customer service, credit and collections, and traffic and logistics for manufacturers selling in markets outside the United States. The firm staffs stand-alone sales teams in five distinct industries: automotive products, food service equipment and supplies, hardware and lawn & garden products, industrial and environmental, and medical products. To learn more, go to www.DorianDrake.com.
Patricia Jimenez for Pylon
Phone: +1 (305) 710-9185
Sigfredo Diaz for Dorian Drake
Phone: +1 (914) 697-9800