Josh Fancher MainCompetitive Drive

Junior Josh Fancher is applying his business studies, student enterprise work experience and passion for competition as an intern for Mizuno USA, an athletic distributor.

Located in Norcross, Ga., Mizuno USA manufactures and distributes high quality golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field and volleyball equipment, apparel and footwear.

A member of Berry soccer team and a recipient of the competitive Gate of Opportunity Scholarship, Josh is no stranger to hard work.  As a Diamond Promotions Intern for Mizuno USA, his main priority is to ensure Mizuno USA’s team of MLB brand ambassadors, otherwise known as endorsed players, receive all necessary gear such as gloves, cleats and helmets. Mizuno USA has players in every organization across baseball from the major leagues to the minor leagues. He also helps to promote volleyball and softball gear business ventures.

At Berry, Josh has worked on business planning and process management as a member of the Berry Enterprise Student Team.

“Being part of the student enterprises and the Gate of Opportunity Scholarship program has instilled in me a work ethic that has proven to be incredibly beneficial during my time here at Mizuno,” he noted.

Recently, Josh had the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh, Penn., with Mizuno USA representatives and present the company’s product to Dicks’ Sporting Goods, a major athletic retailer and large account for Mizuno. While in Pittsburgh, Josh assisted in an all-day line review with the myriad of retail product Mizuno has to offer. The buyers from Dick’s chose what they wanted in their stores for the upcoming year based on Mizuno USA’s inventory.

“I have gathered valuable knowledge of the nature of the athletic market and have gained valuable connections to lead me forward in my pursuit of a career in athletic sales and promotions,” he said.

Story by Public Relations Student Supervisor Hayden Sloan.

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