Vaikobi Announces New Sales and Marketing Team

With strong growth continuing for Vaikobi in the Northern Hemisphere, it is with great pleasure that we are able to announce two new appointments to the Vaikobi Commercial Team who will assist with Vaikobi’s expansion plans in Europe & North America.

Europe- Robert Nagy (FRA) has joined Vaikobi as European Sales & Marketing Manager. With over a decade of experience in the watersports apparel industry plus a lifetime of high level racing in Sailboarding, Multihull, Olympic and Offshore Single Handed Sailing disciplines, Robert is well placed to help drive the Vaikobi business in Europe.

Robert is also the French Distributor for Epic Kayaks through his company, Wind Machine and will play a strong role for the Vaikobi brand both in France and throughout Europe.

Pat Langley, from Vaikobi, commented that, “Having worked with Robert over many years, we have developed a strong working relationship that will position us well as we grow in the watersports market in Europe. With our strong focus on Paddle Sport, Robert will be working hard to support our building European network of stockists.”

Robert is based in Brittany, France and can be contacted at: Ph + 33 668 002 822


North America- Austin Kieffer (USA) originally joined the Vaikobi Race Team, as one of the best up and coming paddlers in the US and Internationally. Austin loved the Vaikobi products and brand so much, that he wanted to become more involved and his experience and background made him a perfect fit for the Vaikobi Team.

Austin joins Vaikobi as our North American Marketing Representative and will be working hard to build our brand profile in the Paddle Sport market to support the growing number of stockists in North America.

 Pat added that “From the first time I met Austin I was extremely impressed with him as an individual who is extremely capable and personable. His paddling & coaching skills on the water need no introduction and his passion for the Vaikobi brand is fantastic.”

Austin also represents Fenn Kayaks through the US based Ocean Paddle Sports.

Austin is based in San Diego, CA and can be contacted at: Ph +1 828 775 8989

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