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Bart Milczarczyk joins the Vaikobi Team

by Vaikobi Media 8 Mar 02:24 PST

Fast growing Australian Sailing Gear brand Vaikobi, has added another key signing to their Vaikobi Commercial team with Bart Milczarczyk joining Vaikobi as Head of Design and Production.

Bart joins Vaikobi after a three year stint with High Tech Military provider Frontline Safety Australia. Prior to Frontline, Bart was Head of Design and Production at Zhik for 14 years where he was instrumental in the development of their technical sailing range having worked intimately with Olympic, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race / Offshore Sailors.

Vaikobi Founder and MD Pat Langley, spent many years working together with Bart in the formative years of Zhik with great success. The re-uniting of the partnership now at this exciting stage of Vaikobi's development will provide further strength to the Vaikobi brand and help accelerate Vaikobi's product expansion in the sailing market.

Based in the Sydney office, Bart will head up the Design and Production department at Vaikobi and will help Vaikobi continue to produce market leading gear that enhances performance and comfort for the ocean athlete.

The arrival of Bart at Vaikobi follows the addition of Bryan Stewart into the Head of Sales role at Vaikobi in early 2020. Bryan's respect within the Global Marine industry after his long term role as Head of Sales at Gill Marine has been critical to our expansion in the sailing market.

Pat Langley commented: "It is awesome to get the team back together with Bart joining us at Vaikobi. Between Bart, Bryan and myself, we have over 50 years of experience in the marine industry, which is vital as our brand expands in the Sailing market. We're proud that the entire Vaikobi team are sailors, which creates a dynamic and fun culture.

"Bart is a real innovator and understands our market intimately. I am very excited to see Bart's influence on our product range and all the great product we plan to develop to excite the sailing market once again."

Bart commented: "Knowing Pat well, and having worked together in the past, has allowed us to hit the ground running on a lot of exciting projects. The Vaikobi brand has established itself as a market leader and accomplished so much in the last few years."

"Vaikobi has been built from a passion and work ethic that I share and relate to. I hope to add to this winning formula by bringing a complementary skill set and experience to help build the next chapter in the company success story.

Established in Sydney in 2013, Vaikobi can be found in retailers in over 21 countries with their full range of technical water sport apparel and equipment designed for sailing and paddle sports.

Keep an eye out for Vaikobi's new FlexForce range of Wetsuits, arriving late March, designed specifically for the competitive sailor.

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