THREE GENERATIONS OF BUSINESS
Founded more than 60 years ago by Jack Wertenteil, the family patriarch, Gold Medal started on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in a retail store the size of a closet selling close outs and irregular goods.
In 1982 and 1984 respectively, Paul Rotstein and Ira Wertenteil entered Gold Medal as the 2nd generation to take over the family business. While maintaining the business they currently had, they positioned Gold Medal to become the premier supplier to the department store world. By expanding their sourcing and manufacturing overseas, Gold Medal was able to keep their reputation of high quality goods while offering customers competitive pricing.
In its 3rd generation of business, Gold Medal is thinking big and building bigger by providing the foundation for digital transformation while delivering great products and services that drive customer success. With the launch of its business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce website, Gold Medal is able to enhance the customer's wholesale purchasing experience and salesman-to-customer interaction. With a proven formula of people, products, services and hard work, GMI continues to grow and innovate.
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With over 60 years of experience, GMI has established itself as one of the leaders in the accessories business. Please contact us to learn more about who we are and what we do.