About John Bork Sales
John Bork Sales is dedicated to bringing the finest quality Rustic Western, Equestrian and Southwestern products to the furniture and gift retailers throughout all of California and the Reno, Nevada area. The vast majority of our lines are proudly made in USA.
John Bork Sales was founded in 1996 after an extensive career of sales management in the Outdoor & Athletic Footwear Industries.
After graduation from Western Michigan University where he was an NCAA Champion in the 880 Yard Dash, John became an assistant track coach while earning a Masters Degree at Miami University of Ohio. Later John Bork became the Coach & Athletic Director of Americaís finest Olympic track and field Stars with the Southern California Striders Track Club. These athletic endeavors led to opportunities in the Athletic Shoe Industry with a fledging company, Blue Ribbon Sports, which first imported Asics Tiger shoes and, then morphed into its own brand. . . . Nike Shoes.
From there John went on to work at Runnerís World Magazine as Managing Director of the Starting Line Sports direct mail division where he met his wife, Lisa.
Johnís next career move was to establish his own company, River Systems. He successfully invented and designed over 30 fly fishing products which were sold by Americaís leading outdoor companies including The Orvis Company, LL Bean, Eddie Bauer Company and Cabelaís. One of River Systemís most interesting customers was the Duke of Wellington, who loved the River Systems Velcro Wading shoes so much he ordered 3 pairs over the years. After selling River Systems to the OíNeill Company, John moved to Camarillo to become the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Abel Reels.
John and Lisa have now lived in Camarillo for over 18 years where they have raised and schooled their five children, Eric, Ashley Kevin and twins: Stephanie and Jennifer. At the same time John has grown up a sales network built on the strength of the American virtues of dependability, integrity, honesty and hard work.
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