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Marmot Mountain, LLC Announces Sales Rep Transition in Northeast

Marmot® outdoor clothing and equipment company partners with Velocity Sales for New England specialty retail distribution

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– High quality performance product company aligns with Vermont-based sales agency specializing in market development, retail training and service, and 1:1 customer experiences.

Santa Rosa, CA – March 15, 2011 – Marmot, a leading specialty outdoor clothing and equipment company, recently awarded Velocity Sales exclusive representation of their brand and multi-season product assortment throughout the Northeastern region effective May 1, 2011.

The Marmot product line features men’s, women’s and children’s technical outdoor and lifestyle apparel, hats, gloves and accessories, as well as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and luggage.

With over two decades of outdoor life and business experience, Velocity Sales’ proven track record in the specialty outdoor and snow sports industries of brand building results enabled the multi-man agency to solidify the partnership with Marmot to represent their business with over 150 retailers throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Manhattan.

Marmot Mountain LLC
Andy Welling, VP of Sales

“Velocity Sales comes to Marmot with some extraordinary recommendations and a very strategic approach to business and the territory. We feel they are going to be a great fit and a great addition to the Marmot team of sales agents. We are really looking forward to working with Velocity Sales and developing a long relationship.”

“Our team has been servicing the Northeastern specialty market for over 20 years. It is our goal to evolve and elevate the traditional sales and service models to create strong retail performance and provide continued long term sustainable business growth for the Marmot brand.” Explains Mike Schmidt, Velocity Sales General Manager. “To accomplish this goal we’ll employ differentiated account managers and field service reps supported by a central office / showroom and staff”.

Outdoor Gear Exchange, Burlington Vermont
Mike Donahue, Owner

“We’re excited Marmot is partnering with the Velocity team. They have a long history of working with our staff both in store and at offsite training locations to convey all the technical features and benefits of their product lines. And, as importantly they infuse excitement and fun into the outdoor categories we sell. Their professionalism and problem solving skills go a long way to smooth out any bumps during the busy season and they help us plan our business segments more effectively. We are looking forward to growing the Marmot brand with the new team.”

Based in Vermont with satellite offices in Maine and Connecticut, Velocity Sales also represents Garmont, an industry leader in hiking, telemark, alpine touring, and backcountry/freeride boots, Atlas Snow-Shoes, the #1 snowshoe brand and a division of K2 Sports, Katadyn, the #1 brand in water purification, and Nikwax Waterproofing, an International market leader for waterproofing and maintenance products for all-weather clothing, footwear and equipment.