Buffalo, NY, October 9, 2019 – LEKI, the leader in trekking, ski and trail running poles, is proud to announce the appointment of sales rep Rick Thompson, of Rick Thompson and Associates, to cover the Upper Midwest trekking and outdoor retail territory, effective immediately. Specifically, Thompson will be responsible for IA, ND, SD, MN, WI, IL, NE, MO.

Thompson has over 35 years’ experience as a rep and retail store owner, and currently represents Eddyline Kayaks, Pau Hana SUP Boards, Seger of Sweden socks and hats, Gloves International and Bjorn Daehile XC Clothing. He will be responsible for LEKI’s Fall 2020 line and will be attending the Winter OR show on LEKI’s behalf in January.

“Rick is an industry veteran with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and we are excited to welcome him to the LEKI family,” said Marty Callahan, Sales Director for LEKI USA.

Thompson replaces Paul Gerten, who has covered the territory for LEKI for the last two years. “We want to thank Paul for his service to LEKI and wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said Callahan.

Contact Rick Thompson rtchevy55@gmail.com / 651-253-8014




About LEKI: Founded in 1948, LEKI is a leading manufacturer of Skiing, Trekking and Trail Running poles and gloves, and its latest addition of folding camp chairs and tables. LEKI products are German engineered with most of the products being made in the company’s Czech Republic factory. This in conjunction with extensive research and independent testing make the best products featuring quality, value and technology. LEKI USA, Inc., headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is the sole distributor of LEKI brand products in the United States. For more information please visit leki.com/us/ or call 800.255.9982.