Point 65 Kayaks Sweden and WYNIT Distribution LLC have, in a joint effort, hired Harry Longerbeam for the newly created position of national sales manager, Point 65 USA.
Longerbeam is a well-known and respected member of the paddlesports industry. He has been active in sales in the Outdoor industry for 20 years with a concentration in paddlesports, including many successful years with Confluence, Coleman, and most recently, directing East Coast sales for Pelican Kayaks. Longerbeam loves all outdoor activities, but paddling is his passion.
“Harry brings a wealth of experience and relationships to Point 65 and we are extremely happy and proud to welcome him on board” says Richard Ohman, founder & owner at Point 65 Kayaks Sweden.
“Point 65 brings a new level of creativity and innovation to the paddlesports industry. With the current level of repetition in the kayak market, Point 65 offers the retailer and consumer the most unique product. With Point 65’s market-changing products we are in a position to offer US retailers something new, viable and proven. The success already achieved is amazing and I look forward to putting all of my energy behind Point 65” said Longerbeam.
“The Adventure and Leisure category continues to grow rapidly at WYNIT. The newly created National Sales Manager position signifies how important the US market has become for Point 65 as well as the confidence WYNIT has for the future of the brand in the US market” says Geoffrey Lewis, president and CEO of WYNIT.
Point 65 Kayaks Sweden is the leading kayak brand in Northern Europe and one of the fastest growing paddle sport brands in the world. Point 65 offers a wide range of kayaks and accessories such as paddles and is the company behind the innovative modular Apollo, Tequila!, Martini and Mercury -kayaks.
WYNIT Distribution LLC, based in Syracuse NY and with distribution centers at strategic locations around the US is the exclusive US distributor for Point 65 Kayaks Sweden and also distributes such legendary outdoor brands as Brunton, Leatherman, Gerber, Johnson Outdoor Electronics and Garmin. WYNIT is known for competitive pricing, no minimum-order requirements, product availability, same-day shipping, expert sales support and an integrated product mix.