Pelican’s Stephan Corti Promoted to Chief Commercial Officer

Pelican’s U.S. Division Positioned for Growth Under New CCO and Senior Team Leaders

Torrance, CA – In its continued mission to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its organization, Pelican Products, Inc. has combined two of its U.S. divisions into one robust entity. The company’s Consumer Division (outdoor/adventure, hunt, fish, camp, etc.) and Commercial/Government Division (military, fire/safety, police, industrial, aerospace, etc.) have merged into a single unit.  Stephan Corti has been promoted from his previous position as President of the company’s Commercial/Government Division to Chief Commercial Officer leading this combined entity.

Corti will continue to work alongside two of Pelican’s most senior executives: Scott Ermeti, President – International Business and David Williams, President – BioThermal Division (temperature-controlled packaging solutions).  “With a career that spans more than two decades of sales, marketing and leadership experience, Stephan Corti has proven himself to be the ideal leader for Pelican’s combined U.S. division”, said Phil Gyori, Pelican Products’ Group President, who Corti will continue to report to. “Mr. Corti was chosen for this critical position due to his strong business acumen and keen understanding of the diverse channels and markets we serve.”

As part of this reorganization several other key leaders have been promoted to take on new and/or expanded roles:

  • Mitra Giles to Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales for the combined division
  • Kevin Deighton to Senior VP of Engineering and Product Development
  • Michael Tessman to Vice President of Commercial and Government Sales
  • Catherine Shilander to Director of Commercial and Government Sales, Eastern United States
  • John Luna to Senior Director of Product Management
  • Mike Iacono to Director of Sales Operations and Financial Support

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Pelican Products, Inc. is a portfolio company of Behrman Capital, a private equity investment firm based in New York and San Francisco. 

About Pelican Products

Pelican Products, Inc. is the global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance protective cases, temperature controlled packaging solutions, advanced portable lighting systems and rugged gear for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts. Their products are used by professionals in the most demanding markets including fire safety, law enforcement, defense / military, aerospace, entertainment, industrial and in numerous outdoor markets. Pelican™ products are designed and built to last a lifetime. The company operates in 26 countries, with 24 offices and six manufacturing facilities across the globe. In Europe, the company does business under the name Peli Products, S.LU. For more information, visit or