Change is Part of RAILBLAZA’s Global Expansion Push to Increase Offerings for Paddlesport and Boating Enthusiasts
HOUSTON – November 15, 2019 – The paddlesport accessories company known for encouraging folks to live life on the water, is now a brand under newly formed RAILBLAZA USA.
The transition is a natural progression for YakGear, which is not only one of the United States’ top paddlesport accessory suppliers, but, for the past seven years, has served as the exclusive distributor of New Zealand-based RAILBLAZA products, RAILBLAZA USA President Bill Bragman said.
“YakGear was instrumental in establishing the RAILBLAZA brand in the United States,” he said. “With our major push into new markets, it makes sense to bring the company under the RAILBLAZA USA banner. This is a very good thing.”
Bragman, YakGear’s founder, and president will remain president of the new company as well. As part of the change, RAILBLAZA former vice president of business development in the United States, Andrew Moczygemba, will move to chief operating officer. Bragman and RossPratt, owner of RAILBLAZA of New Zealand, will oversee the operations of RAILBLAZA USA.
While RAILBLAZA USA will continue providing quality service and products for the paddlesport arena, the company has an established line of products in the marine industry, as well.
Pratt said the company predicts continued growth as the team draws on RAILBLAZA New Zealand’s global presence in the areas of marine and paddlesport products.
“There are exciting times ahead, and our team is looking forward to it,” he noted. “We expect RAILBLAZA USA to continue to expand, adding new employment opportunities to our offices in Houston, Texas. We look forward to helping all of our new and existing customers with on-the-water products we know they’re going to love.”
For more information about RAILBLAZA USA, visit RAILBLAZA.com.
ABOUT RAILBLAZA USA:
Is it the fact that RAILBLAZA is designed and built in New Zealand by people who take boating seriously? The simple versatility of the StarPort™ mount? The products’ ability to take a person’s boating game to the next level without breaking the bank? Yes, yes — and yes. RAILBLAZA USA knows water. The crew is committed to creating diverse, durable and user-friendly mounting systems and accessories that make accessorizing boats and kayaks quick and easy. Learn more at RAILBLAZA.com.
Established in 2006, YakGear develops, manufactures and distributes high-quality paddlesport and marine accessories designed to help users make the most of the great outdoors. Focused primarily in the angler and recreational kayaking market, YakGear is also a premier supplier of numerous trusted brands. For more information, visit yakgear.com or call 866.610.7931.