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UK. Johnson Outdoors appoints Chris Leggat as Technical Sales Manager


Friday, 10 July 2009

Johnson Outdoors UK, the specialist distributor of marine electronics and high quality watercraft, has announced a new appointment in the marine electronics division. Chris Leggett has become Technical Sales Manager for the Southern Region in the UK and is now the sales agent for Geonav, Humminbird, Minn Kota and Cannon products. Chris has been with Johnson Outdoors UK for three years as Technical Support Manager and brings extensive experience to his new role.

“I will be covering everything from selling the products to training people on how to use them,” said Chris. “With my background I will not only be able to give people a greater understanding of the technical merits of the units, but also be able to offer full technical backup should they need any assistance or have any queries.”

The marine electronics division of Johnson Outdoors UK has rapidly expanded recently.

In January this year Johnson Outdoors UK became the new distributor for Geonav products in the UK following the acquisition of Geonav by the parent company Johnson Outdoors Incorporated. “The company has done really well over the past three to four months and shown record turnover in significant areas,” said Chris. He explained that because of the economic climate they have seen a change in people’s buying habits in the marine sector. “We tend to sell across the range to people with small and large craft and boat owners now seem to be upgrading their existing boats rather than selling them. This means they are fitting new products, particularly electronics.”

He also highlighted some of the unique products which Johnson Outdoors UK offers.

“There is a huge product range to choose from and with our side imaging sonar for example what you get for the money is awesome.” he said. “Plus we have a dedicated watercraft range and can sell packages to people such as our fishing kayaks fitted with dedicated Humminbird fishfinders. For sailors and motor boaters who want a backup navigation system we have the Geonav 4C XS, the portable chartplotter with a video output so it can be connected to a large screen display such as the Geonav 15SUNSHINE LCD monitor. All these specialist products increase our selling opportunities.”


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