Emotion Kayaks Appoints David D’Auteuil as V.P. Sales

Emotion Kayaks Appoints David D’Auteuil as V.P. Sales. Paddlesports Industry Pro Leads Sales Team to Strategic Growth.
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Wyomissing, PA – Emotion Kayaks has hired paddlesports industry veteran, David D'Auteuil as Vice President of Sales. In this newly appointed position, D'Auteuil will be responsible for the global sales of one of the fastest growing recreational and fishing kayak companies.

D'Auteuil joins Emotion Kayaks from The Coleman Company where he was Field Sales Manager-East for Coleman along with its then newly acquired Sterns, Hodgman, Mad Dog, SOSPENDERS and Sevylor brands. Prior to that, he was the director of sales at Confluence Watersports where he had global responsibility for key accounts, accessories sales and marketing. D'Auteuil began his paddlesports career as the sales and customer service manager at Johnson Outdoors.

“We have been waiting for a long time to bring someone in that can help us grow in a structured, intelligent and professional manner,” said Tom Strauss, president of Emotion Kayaks. “Dave is so tuned in to what we are all about and where we want to go. I feel that he is the perfect fit to help us achieve our goals of offering the best recreational and fishing kayaks and accessories to our current customers and many new ones.”

“I am thrilled to join a company that is building its brand reputation in a calculated and strategic manner,” said D'Auteuil. “Our sales team is made up of some of the best industry veterans and I am eager to help build upon the great foundation that they have laid to take Emotion Kayaks to the next level.”

D'Auteuil will work out of his home office in Nottingham, New Hampshire and can be reached at 603-608-1026 Office, Email daved@emotionkayaks.com

About Emotion Kayaks
Emotion Kayaks, headquartered in Berks Country, PA, was launched in 2003 by Tom and Diane Strauss, and Tom Martell – extremely passionate outdoor enthusiasts and pioneers in the retail sales of recreational kayaks. Their objective is to develop and deliver innovative recreational and fishing kayaks that meet retailers' and consumers' needs. They also strive to get as many ‘butts in boats' as possible! Emotion Kayaks are manufactured in the US and sold internationally. Emotion Kayaks is honored to have won Recreational Kayak of the Year in Outside, Paddler and Canoe and Kayak magazines for three consecutive years – 2007, 2008 and 2009. For more information, visit www.emotionkayaks.com.

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