Mark Fletcher, president of FSB, has informed his partner, Alen Brandman, the majority shareholder of FSB, that he would be leaving ‘FSB’ this week.
“Mark informed me in early September that he would like to pursue other opportunities and interests. I thank him for his experience and contributions, especially for having built Sunice into the leading brand it is today and I wish him well,” said Brandman.
“Over the last 21 years I have had the privilege of working with talented and dedicated people while building many strong brands including Sunice, AUR, Tommy Hilfiger Golf, Adams Golf, Ashworth, Callaway Golf apparel, Gear for Sports, MacGregor Golf and several others,” said Fletcher.
“Our internal team is to be credited for having created a collaborative culture and a strong values system that enabled a great work environment and delivered world class product,” he added.
“Similarly, our sales force has been fundamental to our business over the years and I sincerely thank and wish both sales and the remaining head office team success and fulfillment,” stated Fletcher.
Until recently, Fletcher was part of a family business that evolved the company from a Canadian distribution company to one that owned multiple brands.
In addition to the Fletcher Leisure Group’s North American operations the business was expanded throughout Europe through a UK based office and team as well as with distributors in other international golf markets.
“To have worked with several family members and many others who became part of a broader Fletcher family was a privilege and I am grateful for the experience,” said Fletcher.
“The success of the Sunice brand in particular has been exciting in both the golf and snow sports markets and is equaled only by the enjoyment of getting to know so many outstanding people from golf, snow sports and various parts of the industry around the world,” Fletcher added.
Fletcher has held many roles within the company over the last 21 years including leading the sales, operations, finance, marketing and design teams. He has also presided over or been a board member of industry boards and associations.
The Fletcher Leisure Group became part of FSB as part of a company restructuring a year ago.