ARGO Appoints Powersports Veteran Gary Nelson to New Promotions Manager Position

ARGO Appoints Powersports Veteran Gary Nelson to New Promotions Manager Position


ARGO Appoints Powersports Veteran Gary Nelson

to New Promotions Manager Position


New Hamburg, ON, May 19, 2017 – ARGO, the world’s number one selling amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicle (XTV) manufacturer, today announced that the company has hired powersports industry veteran Gary Nelson as the brand’s Promotions Manager, effective immediately.


The Promotions Manager role is a new dedicated position for the company and comes following the brand’s announcement late last week that they have doubled their sales staff with the hiring of new District Sales Managers.


In his new role, Nelson will assume responsibility for managing all aspects of ARGO’s busy trade show calendar in addition to spearheading a coast-to-coast ‘Ride and Drive’ program designed to expose the brand’s innovative line-up of amphibious off road vehicles to new markets and new customers. Nelson will also be instrumental in planning the brand’s upcoming 50th anniversary event and dealer show where the brand’s 2018 Model Year line-up will be launched. He joins ARGO from Arctic Cat, where he served as a Promotions Manager for more than 25 years.


ARGO President Brad Darling added, “Successful and profitable businesses are built on a strong brand identity which in turn leads to sales growth. Having worked with Gary on a number of projects, I’ve seen firsthand his incredible ability to develop and execute compelling brand experiences that resonate with enthusiasts and increase leads for dealers. His innovative thinking and vision will without a doubt continue to enhance the strategic direction, growth, and profitability of ARGO and I’m confident that he’s got the right mix of skills and experience to strengthen the ARGO brand as we look to make an impact with our 50th anniversary celebrations and 2018 Model Year launch.”


Headquartered in New Hamburg, Ontario, ARGO, a division of Ontario Drive & Gear Limited, provides Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) to a network of hundreds of dealers across Canada and the United States.


For 50 years, ARGO has built the most successful amphibious Xtreme Terrain Vehicles in the world. With a multitude of applications including commercial, public sector, robotics, and personal recreation, ARGO’s will climb, crawl or swim anywhere users need to go.


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About ARGO

ARGO Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) have been manufactured since 1967. ARGO markets its recreational and commercial products through a network of independent dealers and distributors located throughout the United States and Canada and through distributors representing dealers in Europe, Russia, South America, the Middle East, Asia and other international markets. ARGO’s unique durability, safety and versatility are driven by the renowned engineering capability of its parent company, Ontario Drive & Gear Ltd. (ODG). Since 1962, ODG has manufactured quality precision gears and transmissions.


For more information about ARGO, please contact:


Matt Chandler

Media Relations Specialist


220 Bergey Court,

New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, N3A 2J5

519-662-2840 ext. 259