jill-e designs Appoints Vice President of North American Sales

jill-e designs Appoints Vice President of North American Sales


Victor, NY—Judy Wong, a former senior sales manager for Polaroid and account exec for Danskin, is bringing her knowledge of both photography and women’s purchasing preferences to jill-e designs as its new vice president for North American sales, the company announced today.

Wong will manage all aspects of the company’s retail photo channel in the U.S. and Canada—a significant portion of jill-e designs’ worldwide business.

“We are simply thrilled to have Judy Wong as part of our team, and in charge of our North American photo sales operations,” said Jill Wight, president of jill-e designs. “What makes her such a terrific find for us is that her working knowledge of the photo industry and of women’s sensibilities is a perfect fit with what our core business is all about. As we continue to expand into other segments with our sturdy, stylish, tech-friendly carry bags for today’s on-the-go lifestyle, we know that with Judy, our largest business segment—fashionable, functional camera bags for serious female photographers—is in very good hands.”

Wong gave an award-winning performance during her 10 years as a senior sales manager for Polaroid, earning highest sales honors five of those years. She spent 14 years with Danskin as one of its most productive sales execs, receiving the company’s top sales award seven times. Most recently, Wong was a manufacturer’s sales rep, representing her new employer and a number of other leading photography-related companies.

“If there’s such a thing as a dream job, this might be it—doing something you’re not only equipped to do but that you love to do, presenting products you understand and believe in, working around people you respect and enjoy as both professionals and as friends,” Wong said. “jill-e designs is a unique company with a fantastic product portfolio, a tremendous reputation in the marketplace, a great work atmosphere and a bright future. I’m excited to be a part of it all, and I’m looking forward to working with our channel partners as I become fully involved as quickly as I can.”

Wong is responsible for retail photo segment sales through oversight and direction of jill-e designs’ team of U.S. manufacturer’s reps and Canadian partners.  She also will coordinate the company’s appearances at photo trade shows and other industry events. jill-e.com