Since 1977, STORMTECH has been developing highly technical outdoor apparel and accessories for men, women and children.
Blake Annable (the company's Owner, President, and Founder), began designing and manufacturing sports equipment and apparel in Western Canada for specialty retailers and corporate clients. What began as a small business venture eventually grew to become one of the largest privately owned and operated international Promotional Product Companies.
In the late seventies Blake Annable was importing sports equipment and apparel from the Orient and selling in western Canada to sporting goods retailers. It was during this time that he set up a warehouse in North Vancouver, B.C. and named his company Promark. As a one-man operation, Blake was always on the road selling to sports shops. Eventually business grew, and the delivery service gave way to a more conventional method of expedited shipping. Then a fortuitous thing happened, New outdoor technology in waterproof and breathable fabrics emerged making it possible for STORMTECH to improve the performance of their outerwear to a very high standard, and in 1987 a newly minted trademark was registered that would reflect the company's ongoing product development mission. The trade name STORMTECH, had been coined for a new all weather system jacket, but in 1987 it would become the company's international trademark, now registered world-wide.
As time went on, consumers began to recognize the brand as being synonymous with high quality. This prompted Blake and his product development team to expand the product offering to include: golf, athletic, work wear and technical apparel. This expansion truly set STORMTECH apart from the competition, and by establishing a brand that was highly recognized and valued by consumers, something very few had accomplished in corporate apparel.