THE LEITNER CREW
THE MAD SCIENTIST
The prodigal son of Horst Leitner, motocross legend, founder of ATK Motorcycles and AMP Research, Bernhard founded Leitner Designs in 2007 as a custom engineering and design house. In 2014 he invented and fabricated the first Active Cargo System out of a need for carrying all of his off-road & motocross gear while maintaining the full use of his truck bed. Since 2014 Leitner Designs has sold thousands of Active Cargo Systems and it’s proprietary accessories to outdoor enthusiasts across the globe. To learn more about our CEO Bernhard Leitner & Leitner Designs CLICK HERE.
THE TEAM MOM
Michelle has been with Leitner Designs since day one and is currently the CFO and acting Controller of the company, supervising nearly all day-to-day operations & logistics. Her knowledge of the industry has been paramount to the growth of Leitner Designs, and more times than not will pick up the phone when you call. When she’s not wrangling all the details of the operation, she can be found riding her horse or 4 wheeling in her 2020 Jeep Gladiator. She is affectionately known as our “Team Mom” at the plant, and consistently over-delivers on all her parental duties.
With more than two decades of sales & marketing experience in the Action Sports Industry Keith has been charged with shaping the new consumer facing image and brand messaging for Leitner Designs as VP of Marketing. The former surf bum turned trout bum is involved with everything from photography, videography, to key branding functions. When he’s not behind the camera lens or in the graphics Batcave Keith can be found fly fishing, surfing, or his new found passion, archery hunting. Keith is the point of contact for all marketing, sponsorship requests & fine IPA consumption.
THE BIG MAC
Mike “Big Mac” McDonald is known for his cat like prowess , agile as a trained ballerina, and gets the work of two people done without anyone ever hearing or seeing him… a true logistical ninja. At first glance Big Mac looks like an intimidating, hardened special warfare operator, but in fact is a truly soft spoken teddy bear that you wouldn’t think twice about inviting over for a family dinner. This former repo man turned truck bed rackologist has been an awesome addition to the team with his upbeat attitude & work ethic. Outside of work Big Mac enjoys needlepoint and building high-end custom firearms. The next time you receive a Leitner product you can rest assured that it didn’t leave the door without the Big Mac QC stamp of approval on it.
Maddie is our resident product expert who handles all of Customer Relations from dealer to end user. Her peppy personality keeps the high stress work environment in check and running smoothly. Outside of work Maddie is a full time student at University of Arizona Global Campus where she is currently working towards her BA in Early Childhood Education. The Corona, CA native loves the warm summer sun in Lake Havasu and travels to the Bahamas at least once a year. In her free time Maddie can be often found in the great outdoors with her white lab "Captain". The next time you email or call Leitner Designs you’ll probably get a warm greeting and a lot of help from our product guru Maddie.
THE SIXTH MAN
Christian has been with Leitner Designs since the beginning of 2019 and is a true petrol head favoring anything with a motor. He is the true definition of the all-around player tackling many jobs in the warehouse from prepping raw materials, assembling accessories, packing product, and just about anything the day holds. Most recently Christian has joined the welding department and is manufacturing parts of the ACS CLASSIC. His gentle demeanor makes him super easy to work with, and loves the fact that Leitner Designs is dog friendly workplace. When not at work Christian can be found working on his 1955 Chevy two door wagon and spending quality time with family, friends and his many pets.
Born with grease on one hand and a wrench in the other, Alyssa has spent the vast majority of her young life traveling everywhere from California to Texas racing cars with her father. The Norco, CA native may look like a rodeo princess but in fact is one bad ass race car driver that will drive circles around most men her age…and older. Alyssa started as a key component to the assembly process but has since risen to become our Shipping Manager. Everything Alyssa does is always with her trademark smile. Through competing in a male dominated sport her whole life, Alyssa brings confidence and a “can do” attitude to the job, and is never intimidated by any task thrown at her.
THE HEAD OF SECURITY
If you come to harm us I bite you….end of story.
Yeah, what he said !!