BEAVERTON, Ore. (April 16, 2010) â€“ Yakima, an innovator in vehicle racks for boats, bikes, winter sports gear, and cargo solutions, today named RideRep Group, based in Escondido, California, as sales agency for the Southern California, Arizona and Southern Nevada territories. The appointment is effective immediately.
â€œRideRep is a group of seasoned veterans with over 50 years of combined sales rep experience and a proven track record with nationally recognized cycling brands,â€ says Ron Ten Berge, vice president of sales and business development, at Yakima. â€œThey understand customer service and the retail mindset and know how to grow the top line. We are confident that they will continue their trail of success with Yakima.â€
Jim Rasmussen, the agency principal, works with Ian Gross and Derek Melberg based in Southern California and Chris Manny in Glendale, Arizona. In addition to Yakima, the group currently represents Cervelo and Shimano.
â€œWe are passionate about our outdoor addictions; Yakima is the perfect fit for our group and our personal lifestyles.â€
Yakima is a world leader in the design and manufacture of cargo management equipment solutions for outdoor enthusiasts. Yakima's products include: vehicle racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and gear, a line of cargo boxes and bags for a variety of needs, as well as high performance multi-sport trailers. Yakima Products is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. For more information, visit www.yakima.com.