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Everlast’s lightweight, ergonomic fight glove packs punch

BY CSA STAFF

NEW YORK — Everlast Worldwide has rolled out a new professional fight glove. Called the PowerLock Fight Glove, it secures a fighter’s hand in a natural fist position via a stable, compact chamber.

Lightweight and ergonomic, the glove is joins the MX, 1910 and Protex3 in the company’s “elite” professional glove line. The company touts it as a “strong alternative” to boxers looking for a powerful glove.

"As the industry leader for more than 100 years, we consider it our responsibility to continually innovate the fight sports equipment category," said Matt Cowan, EVP marketing, sales and product for Everlast. "The PowerLock has bridged the gap between power and protection, offering fighters a unique fight glove that appeals to every boxing style. Our equipment will continue to evolve in order to meet the ever-changing needs of our athletes and the sport of boxing."

The PowerLock Fight Glove has already made its debut in the professional boxing ring, most notably when Lucas Matthysse defeated Lamont Peterson via TKO, as well as in Amir Khan’s victory over Julio Diaz. The PowerLock will be showcased Saturday, June 8, when Chad Dawson defends his WBC belt against Adonis Stevenson.

The leading boxing brand since 1910, Everlast is manufacturer, marketer and licensor of boxing, MMA and fitness equipment. Everlast’s products are sold across more than 75 countries and 6 continents. Everlast is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brands Holdings Limited, a global company and manager of worldwide sporting goods and apparel brands.

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New sales team leader for Balance Innovations

BY CSA STAFF

LENEXA, Kan. — A little more than two weeks after bringing in former Safeway executive Steve Rempel as its new president and CEO, Balance Innovations has named Jay Atkinson its EVP of business development.

In this role, Atkinson will be responsible for managing the national sales team, as well as the development and execution of the company’s sales strategy.

"I am excited to join an organization dedicated to providing technology solutions specifically developed for retailers," said Atkinson. "I look forward to working with the team as we build on our success and expand our next generation of solutions beyond cash office management."

Atkinson most recently was senior vice president of business development at Revolution Retail Systems. Prior to that, he was responsible for sales and products in the armored car industry while at ATI Systems/Garda and Dunbar.

"Jay brings a wealth of experience working with retail organizations. His proven success in helping retailers improve their cash management operations through technology solutions makes him an excellent addition to Balance Innovations," said COO Gil Anderson. "Jay’s energy and knowledge will be instrumental as we expand our products and services. We’re excited to have him part of our leadership team."

Balance Innovations is a provider of reconciliation and cash office management solutions for the retail industry in the United States and Canada.

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Marcus & Millichap promotes Douglas K. Mandel

BY Michael Fickes

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services has promoted Douglas K. Mandel to first VP investments. Mandel also serves as senior director of the firm’s National Office and Industrial Properties Group and director of the National Retail Group.

In 2012, Mandel was the firm’s top office and industrial agent nationwide.

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