Van Nuys, CA – March 15, 2013 – Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. – a leading designer, developer and marketer of innovative sports equipment and accessories under the Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn brands – today announced the following key executive appointments and promotions at Easton Sports:
“We have been working hard to identify the right senior leadership team and strategic business initiatives that will position our company for long-term growth and success,” said Terry Lee, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Easton-Bell. “We are delighted to announce the appointments and promotions of proven leaders who have the passion for our products and necessary expertise to help the company achieve its full potential.”
Tim Mayhew, Easton-Bell’s President and Chief Operating Officer, said, “We are pleased with the initial progress we have made in creating a more entrepreneurial culture that is focused on innovation and customer service, and that will continue to be our priority going forward. We welcome Mike and Mark back to Easton-Bell and congratulate Matt and Bob on their well-deserved promotions. We are confident that all of these individuals will contribute meaningfully to the future success of the company.”
Chris Zimmerman (President, Easton Sports), John Graham (Senior Vice President - Commerce), and Craig Ryan (Vice President - Global Hockey Sales), have all resigned from the company, effective immediately.
Mr. Lee concluded, “I would like to thank Chris, John and Craig for their dedication and many contributions to making Easton one of the most successful and recognizable brands in sports. I wish them well in all of their future endeavors.”
About Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.
Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment, protective products and related accessories. The company markets and licenses products under such well-known brands as Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn. Its products incorporate leading technology and designs and are used by professional athletes and enthusiasts alike. Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, the company has 35 facilities worldwide. More information is available at www.eastonbellsports.com.