Here is the official press release from Gene Hickerson and Andrew Smolnik regarding the split between VP Pro and Hobby Pro.
“Hobby Pro USA and VP-Pro USA are always striving to improve daily operations in an effort to distribute high quality products to our customers in an efficient manner. As we enter our 4th year of business, we will be implementing vital changes that will further ensure that our customers have access to our fine products and great customer service. Hobby Pro USA is in the process of relocating to Southern California and will be fully operational by mid-late October. Hobby Pro USA will exclusively distribute Agama Racing, Beta Tires, and Bullitt Engines. VP-Pro USA will remain stationed in Florida and will continue to bring you high quality VP-Pro Products, Thunder Innovation Accessories, and Arrow Engines.
Multiple time National Champion Gene “The Machine” Hickerson will manage and operate VP-Pro USA in Florida. Gene has over 25 years of racing experience and provides great service to customers throughout the United States. 5 time National Champion Andrew Smolnik will run and operate Hobby Pro USA in California. Andrew has over 17 years of in depth Hobby Industry knowledge and experience which he will utilize to ensure Hobby Pro USA Customer satisfaction!
Customers and Hobby dealers seeking VP-Pro , Thunder Innovation, and Arrow Engines can visit www.VPProUSA.com to obtain and learn more about their products.
Consumers and Hobby dealers seeking Agama, Beta, and Bullitt Products can visit www.HobbyProUSA.com to obtain and view the products available.
We would like to thank the R/C community for 4 great years of support while we look forward to a new and even brighter future! We take pride in the products we distribute and we look forward to serving North America for years to come!
VP-Pro USA and Hobby Pro USA are always looking for qualified Hobby Dealers for our great products! Feel free to contact the necessary party listed below.
www.VP-Pro-USA.com = Arrow Engines, Thunder Innovation, VP-Pro Tires
Contact: Sales @ vpprousa.com
www.HobbyProUSA.com = Agama, Beta Tires, Bullitt Engines
Contact: Sales @ hobbyprousa.com”
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