" Can/Am Professional Sportswear has always been my first choice as a supplier for the latest in clothing and accessories. Their quality, timeliness of delivery and customer support are simply fantastic! We look to Can/Am Professional Sportswear to supply our dealers with products that sell."

Gary Pietruszewski

  • Piaggio Group America's, New York
    $2.2 billion Company which manufactures and distributes Vespa/Piaggio scooters, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi motorcycles.
    Vice President Sales, Marketing & Dealer Development
    • Established Piaggio Group sales organization within the United States. Managed operational transition of Aprilia and Moto Guzzi brands in to the Piaggio organization.
    • Fastest growing company within the Powersports industry in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
    • Recognized as Advertising Age's Marketer of the Year and Brandweek's Guerilla Marketer of the Year.
  • BENTLEY MOTOR CARS INC., Crewe, England
    $1.2 billion Company which manufactures and distributes Bentley Motor Cars.
    Director, Franchising, Auburn Hills, MI 1999-2003
  • BOMBARDIER, INC., Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    $7.8 billion company active in manufacturing and distribution of transportation, motorized consumer, aerospace and financial/real estate products.
    Director, North American Sales, Marine Products, Melbourne, FL 1993-1998

" Jim was referred to me 12 years ago by one of his clients. I hired his company, Can/Am Professional Sportswear, to complete several items of apparel for Aprilia, an Italian Motorcycle company. His pricing and quality was so attractive that I was able to switch from the Italian supplier I was using to Can/Am Professional Sportswear. I was so impressed by the quality and detail he provided for the usual items, such as hats and shirts, that I also had him supply technical riding gear (leather jackets and riding apparel). Jim gets to know his customers and delivers above and beyond the expected. "

Service Category: Apparel manufacturer
Year first hired: 1999 (hired more than once)
Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Tom McDonald

  • President Yamaha Golf-Car Company. Directing sales, marketing, service, and business development activity for North & South Americian operations.
  • G.M. & Sr. VP. Founded Aprilia World Service USA, Inc. and ran the company for 7 years. (2nd largest manufacturer in Europe of motorcycles and scooters)

" Work done on time, on budget and exceeding our expectations everytime! I recommend Can/Am Professional Sportswear for all your promotional needs. Jim Tipton is first class. I have had the pleasure of dealing with him for more than 10 years. "

Ward Sullivan

  • Director of Business Development UC Baby Canada (present)
  • Regional Sales Manager CompuSmart
  • Regional Sales Manager Computer City / CompUSA Inc.


We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Can/Am Professional Sportswear for the outstanding service in providing 6th Gear with all of our promotional sports wear. Your creativity, quality and attention to detail is greatly appreciated by us and all of our participants at 6th Gear. We look forward to receiving our order for this year and a continued relationship for many years to come!

See you at the track this Summer/2010.

Robert Sabato

  • CEO Craft Developments
  • 6th Gear Events & Racing

I first met Jim along with Can/Am Professional Sportswear back in 1992. We where formally introduced by my corporate sponsor Procter & Gamble. Jim understands the needs of a professional race car driver from the standpoint of the apparel that is involved and comes through every time with designs and production of the product on a short time frame. The apparel is of the highest quality and design that reflects in the workmanship. I would go with the "pros", Can/Am Professional Sportswear is in this category definitely.

Ken Wilden - Professional Race Car Driver

Racing Career

Career Highlights

  • 2009 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Grand Sport Champion
  • Owns three career Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS wins, including two at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • 1992 Player's GM Champion
  • 1994 Motorola Cup Titlist

Year-By-Year Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Recap

Won Grand Sport championship, notching victories at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and scoring top-10 finishes in all 12 starts for first GRAND-AM title. Drove 10 of 11 races with Rehagen Racing team principal Dean Martin in No. 59 Rehagen Racing Ford Mustang GT and another with GRAND-AM Rolex Series regular Ozz Negri. Also finished fifth in only Street Tuner race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Contested eight of 10 ST races with best finish of third at Iowa Speedway. Also made on Grand Sport start, finishing 25th at Lime Rock Park.
Competed in four GS races, scoring first win at Mid-Ohio and posting two other podiums. Contested three ST races with best finish of sixth.
Started one ST race with top finish of fifth.
Competed fulltime in GS, notching top finish of fourth.
Won pole for one of four GS starts and finished third.
Notched best GS II class finish of fourth and 11th overall in three starts.
Finished season-best second in four GS II starts.

Year-By-Year Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Recap

Started only Daytona Prototype race and finished 15th at New Jersey Motorsports Park as late substitute for Southard Motorsports' Shane Lewis, who was involved in an accident in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race earlier in race day.
Finished 18th in lone GT race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Participated in two Daytona Prototype races with Michael Shank Racing.
Competed in four Daytona Prototypes with Michael Shank Racing, finishing season-best fifth at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Also made one GT start.
Claimed best finish of third (Rolex 24) in two SGS races, both for Doncaster Racing.
Competed in two GTS races, posting best result of third at Virginia International Raceway with Deerhaag Motorsports.

Other GRAND-AM/Racing History

Competed in Trans-Am. Scored pole, fastest lap, most laps led and win at Laguna in 2001.
Competed in Formula Atlantic Championship, finishing second in 1999 with Michael Shank Racing. Also earned two poles and podiums.
Finished second in Motorola Cup points.

Early Career Won Firehawk and Player's GM (1992) and Motorola Cup (1994) titles.


I have personally known Jimmy Tipton for 28 years, as a professional football player with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, Jimmy was our equipment manager. His work ethic and his perfection to detail in relation to all the professional athletes has transformed Can/Am Professional Sportswear into a company that I would have 100% confidence in, and the way in which Jimmy has applied himself towards his company. First class operation. I would recommend Can/Am Professional Sportswear to anyone where they need to feel confident in the product being manufactured on time and the quality of the merchandise at the professional level.

June Jones

  • Head Football Coach - College


  • Playing Career: Position - Quarterback
    • Portland State 1975 - 1976
    • Hawaii 1973 - 1974
    • Oregon 1971 - 1972


  • Playing Career: Position - Quarterback
    • CFL Toronto Argonauts 1982
    • NFL Atlanta Falcons 1977 - 1981


  • Head Coach SMU (Southern Methodist University) 2008 - Present
  • Head Coach University of Hawaii 1999 - 2007
  • Quarterbacks Coach University of Hawaii 1983


  • Head Coach NFL San Diego Chargers (Quarterbacks/Interim Head Coach) 1998
  • Head Coach NFL Atlanta Falcons 1994 - 1996
  • NFL Atlanta Falcons Offensive Co-ordinator 1991 - 1993
  • NFL Detroit Lions Quarterbacks/Receivers Coach 1989 - 1990
  • NFL Houston Oilers Quarterbacks Coach 1987 - 1988
  • CFL Ottawa Roughriders Offensive Co-ordinator 1986
  • USFL Denver Gold Offensive Co-ordinator 1985
  • USFL Houston Gamblers Wide Receivers Coach 1984


As Senior Vice President of a major Canadian wine and spirit agency company , I insisted that our branded clothing be of the highest quality. Jim Tipton and Can/Am Professional Sportswear always delivered. Jim produced jackets , fleece, hats, and t-shirts for brands such as Masi , Remy, Absolut Vodka, Belvedere Vodka, Jagermeister, Cointreau, Mt. Gay Rum, Galliano, Wolf Blass and Robet Mondavi , and the work was always at the highest level. I would recommend Can/Am Professional Sportswear without hesitation. The companies began a working relationship since 1989.

Peter Sainsbury

Former Senior Vice President

  • Maxxium Canada
  • Remy Canada
  • Sainsbury & Sainsbury Ltd.


From the first moment I picked up the phone and called Can/Am Professional Sportswear for my first order its been nothing but complete professionalism and incredible service. Being in the construction business for over 20 years I'm used to having projects done promptly and on schedule! That is why I deal with Can/Am Professional Sportswear! Quite simply they never disappoint and always provide me with great service, design work! Keep up the great work!

Marco Cirone

  • 6th Gear Events & Racing
  • Partner Italform Structures Ltd.
    • Formwork Contractor in the GTA for over 20 years.
    • Clients include: Monarch Construction, Great Gulf Homes, Empire Communities, United Lands.


I have had the opportunity to work and associate with Jim in our time together with the Toronto Argonauts Football Club and was impressed with his detail towards each individual players needs. I feel that his experience and knowledge in dealing at this high intensity level has transformed Can/Am Professional Sportswear to be at the pinnacle in leading the merchandising of apparel procurement. Have been associated with Jim for the last 28 years, working with him and his knowledge, consultation.

Darrel "Mouse" Davis

Revolutionized the "Run & Shoot Offense"

  • College
    • Offensive Co-ordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Portland State University 2007 - 2009
    • Assistant Coach Special Teams/Running Backs University of Hawaii 2004 - 2006
    • Head Coach Portland State University 1975 - 1980

  • Professional
    • Head Coach Arena Football League San Diego Riptide 2003
    • Head Coach Arena Football League Detroit Fury 2001 - 2002
    • NFL Atlanta Falcons Quarterbacks Coach 1994 - 1995
    • Head Coach WLAF New York/New Jersey Knights 1991 - 1992
    • NFL Detroit Lions Offensive Co-ordinator 1988 - 1990
    • Arena Football League Director of Football Operations 1986 - 1988
    • Head Coach USFL Denver Gold 1985
    • USFL Houston Gamblers Offensive Co-ordinator 1984
    • CFL Toronto Argonauts Offensive Co-ordinator 1982 - 1983


I have had the pleasure of personally knowing Jim for over 19 years. I have dealt with him and Can/Am Professional Sportswear in a manner in relation with his experience in professional sports that has helped me as an elite athlete perform at a level with the performance fabrics that the company designed and manufactured for me. I would recommend Jim to anyone that needs to be at the top of their game.

Sandy Alomar Jr.

  • MLB Coach
  • 1997 MLB All-Star Game MVP
  • 6 x All-Star selection
  • 1990 AL Rookie of the Year