Industry News 11/4/2013

EMP: Arbor Snowboards Welcomes New Eastern States Sales Rep Tim Mackenzie

Arbor Snowboards Welcomes New Eastern States Sales Rep Tim Mackenzie
Press Release from Marketing Farmer

VENICE, CA – November 4, 2013 – Arbor Snowboards is proud to announce the addition Tim Mackenzie to their sales rep force. His territory will include the New England and Mid-Atlantic regions. Mackenzie will replace long time Arbor rep, Matt Kleman, who is moving on to pursue opportunities in another industry. “Arbor would like to thank Matt for almost 10 years of hard work and dedication to the brand,” says Bob Carlson, co-founder of Arbor Snowboards. “And we welcome Matt’s handpicked successor to the family. In the coming weeks, Matt and Tim will travel the territories together, visiting accounts to insure a smooth transition.”

Having worked at nearly every position within the hierarchy of snowboard sales, Mackenzie brings deeply engrained knowledge and experience to this position. He got his start in the industry working retail at Pelican Morris Plains, gradually getting promoted to a buyer and assistant management roles. Next, he worked under legendary Mid-Atlantic rep, J Nuzzo, selling Libtech, Gnu, Quicksilver, Roxy, Pow, and Airhole. He also represented Loaded Skateboards and Orangatang Wheels. Most recently, Mackenzie helped manage sales and marketing for Niche Snowboards. 

“Like everyone who works in the snow industry, I started out as a consumer, and always respected Arbor,” says Mackenzie. “I liked the brand enough to buy an Element 55. As a shop kid, I was always proud to sell Arbor gear because I knew I was getting my customers on a quality and super fun board.  It never hurt that their snowboards are straight up beautiful. Even when I worked for competing brands, I was always impressed with their attitude and the way they ran their business. It's saying something when you can earn the respect of your peers. I’ve wanted to work for this company for a long time, and couldn’t be more stoked now that I do.” 

About Arbor Snowboards
Since 1995, Arbor Snowboards has brought together a tradition of handcrafted construction, the best shaping and material technology available, and a commitment to sustainable production. Arbor is a family rooted in snowboarding and fueled by collaboration with athletes and artists who share the brand’s vision for design. For more information on Arbor Snowboards visit