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Chuck Gilman

Address:
Gilman Licensing Associates, LLC
104 Fries Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Tel: (212) 221-8331 or (856) 428-4930
Fax: (856) 795-6824
E-mail: Chuck@GLAbrands.com

Personal Data

Professional Experience

1983 - Present. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gilman Licensing Associates, LLC (formerly known as Apparel Connections International), Cherry Hill, NJ. Founded Apparel Connections International for the purpose of developing licensing programs for fashion designers and lifestyle brands. Changed name of company in 1995 to Gilman Licensing Associates, LLC to more accurately reflect the company's broadened expertise in licensing. During the mid to late 90's, changed focus to representing major manufacturers for the acquisition of powerful licenses.

1969 - 1983. Various positions at Al-Mae Company, Croydon, PA.

Learned all phases of the apparel manufacturing business. Created and implemented costing systems and supervised the construction and layout of a new manufacturing facility.

Spearheaded the conversion of the business from one that manufactured garments under contract and supplied them to branded manufacturers (who then resold them to retailers) to one that designed, marketed, manufactured and imported garments, and then sold them to prestigious retailers throughout the U.S. on its own. Also, personally identified and negotiated the acquisition of licenses (sometimes including existing businesses) from several prestigious "Seventh Avenue" designers, resulting in exponential growth from 1971 - 1977.

Built and solidified designer businesses, further developed foreign import production resources and licensed Al-Mae's designer trademarks and designs to foreign companies, resulting in international expansion with little risk. Sold a division of the company as a going business and liquidated the balance of the assets of the company in 1983 due to changing domestic retailer practices and very risky supply conditions internationally.

Significant Licensing-Related Accomplishments

Trademarks Licensed

The following is a partial list of trademarks with which Chuck has participated in licensing or distribution deals, either through representation of the licensor or the licensee.

DESIGNER LIFESTYLE/FASHION CELEBRITY HARD GOODS SPORTS CAUSE-RELATED
Karl Lagerfeld
Tommy Hilfiger
Donna Karan
Ann Taylor
Elie Tahari
Oscar de la Renta
Nicole Miller
Betsey Johnson
Joseph Abboud
Badgley Mischka
Vince Camuto
Kasper
Mary McFadden
Etienne Aigner
Harve Benard
Timberland
Skechers
Eddie Bauer
Lucky Brand
Nautica
Jockey
7 For All Mankind
Hurley
Sperry Top-Sider
Lee
Rocawear
Southpole
Steve Madden
Esprit
OshKosh B'Gosh
Wrangler
Rampage
Bisou Bisou
XOXO
Champion
Caribbean Joe
Bongo
Revlon
Le Tigre
Angels
Akademiks
Necessary Objects
Weatherproof
Unionbay
Kangol
Coppertone
FUBU
Miss Trish
Low Rider
Kooba
Sofia Vergara
Selena Gomez
Beyonce/Dereon
Donald Trump
Jennifer Lopez
Kathy Ireland
Hilary Duff
Madonna
Bon Jovi
Janet Jackson
Paula Abdul
Denise Austin
Ford Models
Cristina Saralegui
Sunbeam
RCA
Stanley
Sylvania
Oster
Hummer
Jeep
Thermos
Igloo
Under Armour
Reebok
New Balance
NASCAR
Converse
Fila
Champion
TapouT
Avia
And 1
Ryka
Everlast
Dunlop
Bally Total Fitness
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
National Troopers Coalition
Just Say No Foundation
Susan G. Komen Foundation

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