LAKE FOREST, CA – January 07, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Already one of the largest independent networks of sales representatives serving the nation’s powersports dealers, the Scorpion rep force has gotten even stronger with the addition of key product lines from Leatt Corporation and LeoVince. In a surprise move Scorpion Sports Inc. opened their national sales meeting to Leatt® USA general manager Phil Davy and LeoVince USA vice president Tim Calhoun to expand the rep’s product portfolios.
“We have the right sales organization in place,” is how Scorpion Sports president Rick Miller kicked off the 2010 National Sales meeting. “But we also recognize that in the down economy it will be necessary for road reps to expand their range of offerings. This strategic alliance with two premium product lines should be a win-win for reps and their dealers alike.” In his 30+ years in the powersports industry Miller has seen the tide ebb and flow a time or two, but he believes with the right product and the right people that the helmet and apparel company has in place, Scorpion will weather the storm.
“I know how good these guys are and how firmly entrenched with their dealers they are… I have been trying to sell against them for the past five years as the Icon Brand Manager,” jokes Davy. “Seriously, with Leatt® braces we are truly selling cervical safety protection equipment.” Davy notes the line is also completely complimentary to Scorpion’s existing Exo-skeletal protection philosophy that has guided product development since day one. “This strategic alliance is really putting the right mix of products into the right people’s hands. A Leatt® brace is technical piece of safety equipment and benefits from the personal attention of professional salespeople.”
The hands-on approach is also what appealed to LeoVince’s management. “This is not just another pipe and LeoVince is not just another pipe company!” adds Calhoun. “We are serious about winning, on the track and in the dealerships, and frankly we just weren’t getting the attention to detail we needed,” explains Calhoun of LeoVince’s move to more dealer-direct channels. “We want to be even more involved with dealers and the marketplace… we’ve got the best customer service in the business and we want to continue building on that with these great reps to increase our dealer support. These reps are proven winners, and anyone who knows LeoVince knows our commitment to quality and winning. Period!”
For more details on the Scorpion, Leatt and LeoVince lines, dealers are encouraged to contact their independent road rep or stop by the displays during the Dealer Expo in Indianapolis for a personal walk-through of all the 2010 products.