The board of directors for EORA (Eastern Outdoor Reps Association) elected Michael Schmidt as its newest Association President on July 31. Norman Pitt previously served two years as the Association President.
Mike Schmidt is a principal rep with Velocity Sales & Marketing, an independent sales agency based out of Stowe, VT with offices in Maine and Connecticut. Velocity’s clientele list includes companies such as Marmot, K2, Bushnell, Scarpa, Katadyn and Nikwax. The team at Velocity specializes in brand development with both independent specialty retailers and larger format catalogue /chain stores. Retail customers include; LL Bean, Macy’s, EMS, Paragon Sports, Orvis, and Kittery Trading Post.
Mike currently sits on several boards and is a member of the Outdoor Retailer – Rep Advisory Committee. Ever the outdoorsman he splits his free time between the mountain sports of Vermont and the rolling coast of Maine. Originally from Cape May, NJ with time spent in Florida as a teenager, Mike has called New England home for the past 20 years.
Other Board members include, Bill Pelkey and Natalie Darmohraj from New England, Andy Molter, Kevin Brew and John Phaneuf from the Mid-Atlantic region and Norman Pitt, Chris Hayes and Phil Flamand from the southeast region.