Balle de Match Introduces New Reps in California and Florida
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Contact: John Embree
1945 Placentia Ave. #D2
02/22/07 - Costa Mesa, Ca.--Bälle de Mätch introduces four new additions to its expanding sales team. Kit Rohm, Vicky Franz, Mari Workman and Lisa Durkin have recently begun representing the tennis apparel company in Florida and California.
Rohm and Franz, former sub reps for Ellesse and Lotto in Orange County, are now managing the Southern California region from San Diego up to San Luis Obispo, including Los Angeles and the Desert, for Bälle de Mätch exclusively. Rohm and Franz, both passionate about the sport, are also players in Orange County and familiar with the important women’s market there.
“Kit Rohm and Vicky Franz have embraced our grass roots approach to driving this brand which will pay huge dividends down the road,” said Bälle de Mätch co-owner John Embree. “In the short time they have been with Bälle de Mätch they have proven that they will turn over every stone to get the business. It is clear buyers trust their instincts about what will work and what won't for different accounts.”
“Since working for Bälle de Mätch, every single customer has raved about the company’s customer service, citing it is the best in the business with a turn-around time that beats the competition,” said Franz. “Now that I’m on board, I can see that it is true. Bälle de Mätch lives up to its reputation.”
“I am thrilled to be working with Bälle de Mätch,” said Rohm. “We’re looking forward to major growth in Southern California for many reasons: our innovative, beachy-casual look is very unique to the market, we offer an incredible in-stock situation that allows for immediate next-day shipping on our entire basic collection, and our consistent sizing is uniform throughout the entire line.”
Workman and Durkin are now handling sales in Florida. Durkin has been a rep for Jerdog in Florida for two and a half years, and is currently a rep for Volkl, Polo and Sergio Tacchini. Workman, a long-time buyer for Clubcorp pro shops, has an impressive retail background and a great knowledge of grass roots tennis through her relationships in the teaching community.
“Mari has a fantastic background as a buyer in the industry. She knows how to merchandise product and she understands the challenges faced by retailers in our industry,” said Embree. “That knowledge will be so helpful to her Bälle de Mätch customers as she grows the distribution of our line.
“In the few years Lisa has been selling tennis apparel, she has earned a reputation for being extremely conscientious, hard working and knowledgeable about fashion trends. She has built up her other lines significantly and I am confident she will do the same for Bälle de Mätch. Her partnership with Mari will make for a dynamic and energetic team covering what is arguably the most critical market in the tennis arena."
“I am excited to be working for Bälle de Mätch, primarily because the organization has so much spirit, and, as a player, I appreciate the fact that this company isn’t just about the clothing, but is also a huge supporter of the industry and building the sport,” said Durkin. “It’s going to be great to work for John Embree. I think I will learn a lot from him and I hope to emulate his passion and drive.”
Bälle de Mätch, founded in 1992, is a company of young, sports-minded individuals distinguished by their passion for extraordinary tennis wear. Bälle de Mätch has come a long way, but never strayed from the original mission of making comfortable, great-looking tennis apparel geared towards the avid and professional player.