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Job Opening: Independent Manufacturing Sales Representative — Europe

Friday, May 4th, 2012

AIRHAWK is hiring!

Independent Manufacturing Sales Representative — Europe

The ROHO Group is seeking an Independent Manufacturer’s Sales Representative to direct the distribution or movement of AIRHAWK motorcycle seating products and services to customers in Europe. This person will be responsible for increasing sales and broadening our penetration in our market segment, helping to grow our product offerings, and increasing profitability.

Regular activities will include:

  • Manage daily sales activities through a distributor network.
  • Visit customers in the marketplace to solidify relationships and/or develop new business.
  • Attend rallies and trade shows.
  • Conduct sales meetings and training sessions with distributor and broker networks throughout Europe.
  • Monitor and evaluate market pricing and competitive position; make recommendations as needed.
  • Assist in coordinating marketing activities with major distributors, including marketing and local program negotiations and other promos.
  • Perform customer service activities as needed.
  • Monitor and coordinate inventory level and product placement at regional warehouses.
  • Communicate business activities and needs to home office

Requirements include:

5+ years’ of Manufacturer’s Rep experience, preferably working with aftermarket motorcycle products such as wheels, handle bars, etc.; broad knowledge of such fields as advanced accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. equivalent to four years of college; ability to speak multiple languages, including English, French, German, and either Italian or Spanish.

Frequent travel required.

Interested candidates should respond with cv or resume at:

http://www.therohogroup.com/corporate/careers.jsp view open jobs, Independent Manufacturing Sales Rep. Europe

Please contact Jody Rhodes with any questions at jodyr@therohogroup.com.

AIRHAWK Spotlight: Steve Peyton the Asspad Tycoon

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Each edition of the newsletter, I wanted to spotlight a member of the AIRHAWK crew, but I didn’t want to just write a typical biography — snooze. I wanted a way to really showcase the entertaining personalities of the people behind the brand — I’m pretty sure that “absurd sense of humor” and “able to withstand intense amounts of sarcasm” are listed in our job requirements! Instead, I asked each team member the most random ice breaker questions that I could find. The third newsletter showcases the Asspad Tycoon — Steve Peyton, Director of AIRHAWK Sales.

Look for spotlights of other AIRHAWK team members in the upcoming newsletters. You can find the first Spotlight on Craig Johnson here and the second spotlight on Becca Heckert. Enjoy!

-Danielle

Danielle Boenisch
eMarketing and Support Surface Product Coordinator, AIRHAWK

Steve Peyton

Steve Peyton

Name: Steve Peyton

Age: 50

Hometown: Fort Worth, TX, but I went to seven different schools all over the place — so I really don’t have a hometown.

Current City: Belleville, IL

Spouse & Children: Wife, Lynda, and three children: Ross, Jake and Rosalie

Describe a typical day for you. I wake up early and read the news while drinking my coffee.  I try to get a workout in before work. There’s really no typical day at the office, my work spans the globe and several different industries. I travel a lot working with distributors and dealers.

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Song: “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

Favorite Band: Coldplay

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride or something hokey like that.

Favorite Video Game: Madden 2011

What was your best subject in school?
Any science classes — anatomy and physiology was my favorite.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
I’m the Ass Pad Tycoon. How can it get any better than that?

What is your favorite place that you have traveled?
Austria is my favorite country. It has beautiful mountains with very friendly people. In the US, I like Sedona, AZ. You can find about any type of geographical land formation in a 60-mile radius.

If a movie was being made of your life, who would you cast to play you?
I’ve been told that Brad Pitt looks a lot like me….

Paper or Plastic?
Paper. I’m a big time conservationist.

If you owned a CB radio, what would your handle be?
APT of course.

What’s the closest you’ve come to becoming a pop star or winning an Oscar?
Everyday when I work the AIRHAWK booth it’s an Oscar-worthy performance. I’m a closet guitarist, so I’m a pop star when I’m jamming in my basement and nobody’s there to laugh.

If you knew that you could not fail, what would you do?
Live forever?

What do you like best about your hometown?
It’s fairly small, but has all of the perks of a large city — museums, parks, zoo, arts, etc. It’s a lot more laid back than Dallas.

If you could be one kind of beer, what would you be and why?
Free beer. Who doesn’t love free beer?

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Somewhere in the South Pacific, like Fiji.  I’ve never been out that way.

What internet site do you surf the most?
Mostly sports and news sites.

Name three things that you think will become obsolete in ten years.
P.C’s, land lines, magazines…I believe that the iPad type devices will make all of these unnecessary.

What is your favorite movie/TV show quote?
While planning the next morning’s surfing trip in Vietnam, Col. Kilgore is told that they can’t go into that area because Charlie (NVA) ownes that point… he calmly looks at the young lieutenant and say “Charlie don’t surf.”

“What is it soldier?” —Kilgore
“It’s pretty hairy in there—it’s Charlie’s point…” —Mike
“Charlie don’t surf!” —Kilgore, Apocalypse Now 

If this was your last day to live, what would you do and why?
Spend it wisely with my family… doesn’t matter where.. but it would help if it was on a boat in some clear blue tropical water…

When you were six years old, what did you think that you were going to be when you grew up?
Fireman

Would you rather be rich or famous and why?
Rich. They say that money doesn’t make you happy, but it’s a lot easier to be miserable when you have lots of money!

What TV game show would you go on and why?
Ninja Warrior – the show that takes contestants through insane obstacle courses.

Couple travels around the globe for Lost For Good Project

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

AIRHAWK® sponsored Nita and Issa Breibish, a husband and wife duo who will set off on a global adventure in July 1, 2012. They will be riding their motorcycles (BMW R1200GS and BMW F650GS) and running around the world for the Lost For Good Project’s RIDE to RUN Initiative.

The couple founded the Lost For Good Project in 2011. The project’s primary goal is to promote small, positive contributions by overland travelers within the communities they visit. They will create opportunities to raise awareness and funding for causes they believe in while they ride around the world.

To find out more and to track their progress along the way, you can visit their riding journal at welovemotogeo.com. For more information about the 2012 RIDE to RUN program and how you too can get involved visit www.lostforgood.com.


AIRHAWK Spotlight — Becca Heckert

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Each edition of the newsletter, I wanted to spotlight a member of the AIRHAWK crew, but I didn’t want to just write a typical biography — snooze. I wanted a way to really showcase the entertaining personalities of the people behind the brand — I’m pretty sure that “absurd sense of humor” and “able to withstand intense amounts of sarcasm” are listed in our job requirements! Instead, I asked each team member the most random ice breaker questions that I could find. The second newsletter showcases the marketing guru behind AIRHAWK — Becca Heckert, eMarketing and Consumer Segment Manager. Heads up, I threw my own commentary in on a few of the answers. My comments are noted in italics and gray.

Look for spotlights of other AIRHAWK team members in the upcoming newsletters. You can find the first Spotlight on Craig Johnson here. The next one will come out in April. Enjoy!

-Danielle

Danielle Boenisch

eMarketing and Support Surface Product Coordinator

The ROHO Group/AIRHAWK

 

Becca Heckert

Becca Heckert

Don’t let this pretty face fool you. Becca is about as badass as they come.

Age: 26

Hometown: Okawville, IL

Current City: St Louis, MO

Spouse & Children: No and No (although I’ll be married at the end of April)

Describe a typical day for you. Nuts. I juggle multiple projects with multiple brands for our Consumer segment. One minute I’m speaking with a media rep, purchasing ad space and then next I’m working on a new website or online feature to enhance functionality, and even trade shows and rallies; you name it, I’m doing it or learning it.

Favorite Food: I’d have to run with pizza, although any item with mass quantities of sugar sure does tug at my heartstrings.

Favorite Song: Janis Joplin “Me & Bobby McGee”

Favorite Band: Of all time?!?!? Oooh this is difficult. I love almost every genre of music so this is like asking me for my favorite dessert! (Trust me, this girl loves dessert!) Maybe Jack Johnson as he makes me want to grab a drink and go sit on a beach. Or even Frank Sinatra, he’s an old crooner and I’d do anything to bring him back just to hear him sing.

Favorite Movie: Anything Adam Sandler, I’m a sucker for stupid comedy.

Favorite Video Game: I don’t play such silly things but if I did, it would be old school Mario brother or even some Atari.

What was your best subject in school? English always seemed to be a strong area. Apparently I can read, write and speak reeeal niiice.

If you could be any superhero, who would you be? Well I am sorry to say that I’m not a huge comic book person and I know very few superheros, so I’d have to say “not applicable” in this situation. But I do think Catwoman is a fairly foxy superhero and she drives wicked vehicles so I’d choose her by default.

What is your favorite place that you have traveled? Recently Germany, it’s such a beautiful place with fabulous architecture…and not to forget the glorious beer selection they offer.

If a movie was being made of your life, who would you cast to play you? Strictly off personality would be Tina Fey or Sarah Silverman. Although I recently watched Bridesmaids (I know, I know…) and Melissa McCarthy was PHENOMENAL in it! I’m keeping my eye are her — she’s pee-your-pants fantastic.

Paper or Plastic? Paper

If you owned a CB radio, what would your handle be? Pork Chop (Back story: Becca grew up on a hog farm.)

What’s the closest you’ve come to becoming a pop star or winning an Oscar? Uh, karaoke at a bar at 3:00 in the morning, I received a free beer from the ‘audience’ after my stellar performance of Janis Joplin.

If you knew that you could not fail, what would you do? Be the doctor that finds a cure for cancer — too many people are affected by it.

What do you like best about your hometown? The fact that I know 95% of the people in it.

If you could be one kind of beer, what would you be and why? Any ‘seasonal’ flavor because you get a cool draft tapper, like a pumpkin or snowman.

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go? Australia or New Zealand, but only if it didn’t require 24+ hours of flight time.

What internet site do you surf the most? At this moment in time, food blogs because I’m always looking for new recipes to try.

Name three things that you think will become obsolete in ten years. DVDs, newspapers in print form, and after 2 decades of seasonal appearances, the McDonald’s McRib sandwich will also disappear.

What is your favorite movie/TV show quote? “If peeing you’re pants is cool, then consider me Miles Davis.” – Old Farm Lady in Billy Madison

If this was your last day to live, what would you do and why? Spend it with my family because they are truly an awesome group of people. Cheesy and cliché? Perhaps, but it’s true.

When you were six years old, what did you think that you were going to be when you grew up? I’m pretty sure I wanted to be a veterinarian…until I realized you actually had to put animals to sleep as part of your job.

Would you rather be rich or famous and why? Rich, because you can still afford to do all the things a famous person can, the only difference is that you’ll enjoy them instead of being hounded by camera and be on every magazine and celebrity gossip blog.

What TV game show would you go on and why? The Price is Right! – only if Bob Barker was still doing it. I used to watch that show all the time and loved playing from my living room.

Facebook Photo Caption Winner

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Congrats to EM Hayes for winning the photo caption contest!

Thanks to everyone who posted a caption. We had a lot of great submissions and it was tough to choose!

EM Hayes, please email online.support@airhawk.net for more information.