Frank Figlia New Fortis President for North America

For Immediate Release

Frank Figlia Tapped to Become the
New President of Fortis North America

Fortis WatchesFrank FigliaFrank Figlia, a watch industry veteran with nearly forty years of experience in the luxury goods and jewelry business, was recently tapped to become the new President of Fortis in America and the Caribbean.

Frank, a graduate of The University of Tampa and a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, brings a lifetime of practical knowledge to the Fortis North America team as the popular Swiss brand continues to expand its presence in the lucrative American and Caribbean markets.

Frank’s many accomplishments include a term as East Coast Regional Manager for Baume et Mercier. He also served as North American distributor for Delaneau and launched the Eberhard brand in North America in 2002. While serving as Sales Director of Eberhard USA, Figlia was presented with the Watch of the Year Award by WatchTime Magazine.

Mr. Figlia also served as East Coast Regional Manager for Maurice Lacroix from 2004 to 2006 and has handled East Coast Regional and Caribbean Sales for Glasshutte Original since 2006.

The experience Frank Figlia has obtained introducing some of the world’s premier brands to the North American market will be a valuable asset for Fortis North America as Fortis celebrates its 100th Anniversary during 2012’s Jubilee year.

100 years after it was founded, Fortis continues to set the pace for other watch companies to follow, and with Frank Figlia at the helm in the company’s important American and Caribbean markets, the future looks brighter than ever.

About Gevril Group

Gevril GroupGevril Group, directed by company founder and long-time creative force in the watch business Samuel Friedmann, is the exclusive US representative for select European watch brands, distributing and servicing luxury, fashion and sports timepieces at a wide range of price points. Additionally, Gevril Group operates a full-service watch repair department staffed by master Swiss watchmakers.

Gevril Group is the sole agent for Fortis Watches in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Meet us March 8-12, 2012 to view the Fortis exhibit at the Dorint Hotel Basel near the Basel Fairgrounds. Contact Miriam Tress, Fortis Brand Manager, by email or at 845-425-9882.

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