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Leslie joins Marin as factory sales rep on East Coast

Published July 6, 2015

NOVATO, Calif. (BRAIN) — Marin Mountain Bikes has hired Patrick Leslie as factory sales rep covering eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the Baltimore area.

Leslie got his start in the industry with Marin in 1989, working part time assembling and selling bikes while in high school in Marin County. He later became a territory sale manager for Trek and worked in business development at Advanced Sports International. Most recently, Leslie served as territory manager for powersports brand Husqvarna.

“Having a factory rep position on the East Coast shows Marin has committed to growing and supporting both the brand and its dealer network,” said Thad Fabish, Marin’s East regional sales manager. “Patrick brings a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to this position. He is going to be a key figure in helping to expand the presence of Marin Bikes on the East Coast, as well as being a valuable resource for our current dealer network.”

Leslie said: “I’m truly excited for this opportunity. I have always had a heart for Marin — my first mountain bike ride was with then-pro racer Patrick Smith when he stopped by Marin’s San Rafael warehouse one afternoon. I was able to hang on and have been hooked on the sport ever since, with my first Marin being a fluorescent green Palisades Trail. And while I learned a lot in my time representing Husqvarna, I really missed the industry and the cycling lifestyle. Coming back to the bike business via Marin is full circle for myself and my career.”

Leslie will be reaching out to his dealer base in the coming weeks. He can be reached at patrick.leslie@marinbikes.com.

Topics associated with this article: People, Sales Reps

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