Marker Völkl USA to distribute Völkl Performance Wear in 2010

New Year Rings in Management/Location Change

Lebanon, N.H. - (September 21, 2009) Marker Völkl USA, distributor for two leading winter sports brands, announced that as of January 1, 2010 it will begin distributing Völkl Performance Wear apparel, previously managed by Marker LTD.

The division will shift locations from Salt Lake City, UT to Lebanon, NH, and will be led by Vice President/Brand Director, Brad Bunker.

Marker LTD will continue to manage all sales and service through December 31, 2009 from its Salt Lake City Headquarters. Marker LTD and Marker Völkl USA will work in unison to ensure a seamless transition, and both organizations are committed to maintaining a high level of service, with in-store clinics and visits performed by the current sales force.

“Our mission has always been to listen to our customers and sales force to develop the superior products needed to compete in an ever-changing industry”, said Bunker. ”Marker Völkl USA is one of the best companies in the industry, with goals closely aligned with those of our retailers - I'm very fortunate to come on board as Völkl Performance Wear transitions to the Marker Völkl USA organization”.

With over 25 years of experience in the skiwear industry, Brad Bunker brings a wealth of expertise to the division, with an in-depth understanding of the marketplace, and extensive knowledge of product, trends, and geographic specific demand. Bunker will report to Mike Noonan, President of Marker Völkl USA.

“We look forward to managing the Völkl apparel business,” said Noonan. “This extension is a testament to the dedication and hard work of the entire Marker Völkl team. The product will reflect the strong reputation that Völkl has cultivated throughout the years.”

Marker and Völkl are the world leaders in performance driven skis, bindings, and apparel for skiers of all abilities: from the World Cup racer to the family weekend enthusiast. Dominating the market with innovation and design, Völkl and Marker lead the way with products for all segments of skiing for men, women, and junior skiers alike.


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