Oceanside, CA, April 18, 2016– Keeper Sports Products President and partner J Mark Kelly announced in the annual Keeper SP sales meeting held in San Diego CA., a new strategic marketing alliance with Kypad SUP Company out of Salem, MA. Keeper Sports Products manufactures and supplies worldwide a variety of Stand-Up Paddleboards, Surf, Snow, Pool and Camping products. Keeper Sports will manufacture, market and distribute the Kypad globally.
“Mark”]Kypad has developed an exciting and unique concept for the SUP category allowing for crossover use of the board as an SUP or a sit on top Kayak. The design is extremely clever and we look forward to expanding on what Kypad started a few years ago
Kypad was the brainchild of Patricia Cregier, Gunner & Kristin Lamb, and Jen LoMedico. They came up with the concept after watching their kids try to stand up in a kayak while at a beach in Salem Ma. in 2013. While on a paddleboard, they also observed the kids paddling and surfing while kneeling and thought of a cross over SUP that combined paddling while sitting, standing and surfing and Kypad was born.
“Patricia Cregier, President and Co-founder of Kypad.”]I’m a relationship builder in a very competitive industry. Developing a relationship between Keeper Sports and KYPAD is going to show the industry how to collaborate and work together. It will be exciting to see what we can do.
Scott Burke, CEO and partner with Keeper Sports Products has been a designer of surf products for over thirty years.
“Scott”]I feel this will be a great addition to our Keeper Product family of brands and we are excited to be working with the team from Kypad