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Bryan Stewart teams up with Vaikobi Ocean Performance

by Vaikobi Media 22 Jul 2020 04:10 PDT
Bryan Stewart, Vaikobi International Sales & Marketing Manager © Vaikobi

Emerging Australian brand Vaikobi, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Bryan Stewart to the Vaikobi commercial team, where he brings vast experience and knowledge to the new role of International Sales and Marketing Manager.

Bryan, who needs no introduction to the global marine industry, has enjoyed a highly successful career to date, working for a number of major sailing and marine brands including Gill Marine, where he was most recently the Director of Sales and Marketing after playing a critical role in the evolution of the Gill brand for over 14 years.

Bryan also held previous roles with UK based marine brands such as, Typhoon, Sola Wetsuits and Body Glove and is deeply connected with the industry through world leading events, high profile race teams and industry bodies.

The addition of Bryan to the Vaikobi Team comes at an important time for the emerging brand. Established in 2013, by Founder and ex Zhik Global Sales Manager Pat Langley, Vaikobi has built an incredibly strong following in the global paddling market and is presently sold in 21 countries around the world.

In 2019, Vaikobi launched their new collection of technical sailing gear, which took the Down Under Summer by storm and enjoyed strong sales and rave reviews from sailors and retailers alike. With Covid-19 putting a dampener on the 2020 Northern Hemisphere season, Vaikobi will now be launching an expanded 2020/21 Technical sailing gear range in October this year ready for the 2020 Down Under Summer and 2021 Northern Summer.

Bryan commented that "I am incredibly excited to be working with Pat and the Vaikobi team. Vaikobi is a young and vibrant brand that is developing into a serious player in the global water sports market, so I am very much looking forward to adding my experience to help the brand continue on this growth path.

Vaikobi Founder and MD, Pat Langley added "We feel extremely fortunate to be able to welcome Bryan to our Team to head up International Sales and Marketing for Vaikobi. Bryan's vast experience that he brings to our team will be extremely important as Vaikobi takes these next big steps forward and the timing of his entry to our business could not be any better!"

Based in the UK, Bryan will manage the international dealer network and specifically the all-important European market effective immediately.

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Vaikobi Contact Details:
Bryan Stewart International Sales and Marketing Manager:

+44 7552 621 939

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