Leatt adds staff to build U.S. dealer network

Publish Date: 
Apr 4, 2014

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. and CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Leatt Corp. has hired Todd Repsher and Scott Macfarlane as U.S. national sales manager, and product designer and developer, respectively. Phil Davy has been promoted to international sales manager.

Repsher, who will be based in California, is tasked with accelerating the growth of the company's powersports dealer network and external sales force and building a stronger bicycle distribution network in the United States. His previous sales management roles included the establishment and management of key accounts and a strong sales force in important geographical areas, as well as the execution of national sales plans and programs for sales representatives and dealers. Repsher earned a bachelor of arts in economics from Cal State University in Sacramento, Calif.

Repsher coming on board will free Davy to shift his focus to our international marketing and key account relationships, a component of the company’s growth strategy.

"As we continue to expand our product line and grow our geographical reach, Todd and Scott will be key players in continuing our transition from a company with one well known product to a company with multiple product lines for many extreme sports," said CEO Sean Macdonald. "Todd and Scott are industry veterans in the powersports and high-velocity sports field.

"Todd has over 15 years' experience in sales management with brands such as Scott Sports and Fox Racing, and has a strong track record of consistent performance in the sales arena, with numerous awards for exceeding quarterly and annual sales goals. Scott has over 15 years' experience in the technical apparel field, working with brands such as Teknic and Coldwave, and he has compiled an impressive portfolio of award-winning product designs," Macdonald added.

Macfarlane will be based in England and will support the company's Cape Town research and development team using his background in technical apparel and soft goods. He has broad experience in motorcycle and snowmobile clothing design and development, and his products include race suits, jackets, jeans, gloves and boots. Scott, a motorcycle racer, tests and wears his own products, and has received awards and recognition for his work.

Posted by Holly Wagner