CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 8, 2014 – Leatt Corporation (OTCQB: LEAT), a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace®, announced today that it has appointed marketing specialist, David King, to oversee its marketing of Off Road products in the United Kingdom (UK).
CEO Mr. Sean Macdonald commented, “David’s appointment as our UK marketing specialist has brought us a step closer to becoming the leading off-road protection brand in the UK. We have tasked him with raising the profile of the Leatt brand in the UK while we continue to expand our market share in the international personal protective equipment market.”
King has experience in the UK markets, most recently serving as an area account manager for Apico Ltd., the official Leatt UK distributor. The Company expects to benefit from King’s experience, including his history of direct contact with sales representatives and dealers. King will continue to work closely with Apico but will focus his time and attention on the expansion and positioning of the Leatt brand in the UK marketplace, and on creating new product marketing opportunities.
Mr. King commented, “I am excited to be working for a brand that I believe in. I have felt a deep loyalty to the Leatt brand since Dr. Chris Leatt’s introduction of his revolutionary neck brace in 2006. Eight years later, the Leatt team has continued to use state-of-the-art designs and materials to raise the level of personal protective equipment internationally. I believe that a larger segment of the public should be informed and knowledgeable about potentially life-saving protective equipment for popular sports, and that customers should have confidence in the protection they choose.”
About Leatt Corporation
Leatt Corporation develops and sells protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports. The Leatt-Brace® is an award-winning neck brace system considered to be the gold standard in neck protection for anyone wearing a crash helmet as a form of protection. The latest generation of the Leatt-Brace, the Five.Five neck brace, is also designed for participants in high-velocity sports such as motorcycling, bicycling, mountain bicycling, driving all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other vehicles, and have potential applications in any downhill or freestyle high-velocity sports. For more information, visit: www.leatt-corp.com | www.leatt.com
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