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Briggs & Riley / U.S. Luggage Appoint Kevin Hagan Director Of Special Markets Sales

Hauppauge, N.Y. December 29, 2005 – Briggs & Riley Travelware and U.S. Luggage have named Kevin Hagen director of special markets sales, effective January 3, 2006. He will report to Peter J. Stubberfield, vice president of business development at Briggs & Riley Travelware and U.S. Luggage. Hagan will be responsible for all special market sales for both brands. Hagan, who is married with two children, lives in Chicago.

Hagan’s career includes stints with America Tourister, Samsonite and Heritage Industries, where he was responsible for establishing a special markets division with multi-million dollar profitable sales volume. He is an expert in the special markets arena of premium, ad specialty, promotional products, incentives, and employee recognition and reward.

“We are pleased to welcome an expert such as Kevin to lead this new business initiative within our organization,” said Stubberfield. “We look forward to his leadership and accomplishments.”

About U.S. Luggage
Since its inception over 90 years ago, U.S. Luggage established a solid reputation as a high-quality manufacturer of travelware. In 1972 the company literally revolutionized the luggage industry when it introduced the first wheeled luggage, and later developing the largest leather business case companies in America, known for quality, excellent value, patented features and innovative product marketing.

About Briggs & Riley Travelware
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