Industry Press Release

BLIZZARD / TECNICA HIRES NATIONAL COMPETITION SERVICES MANAGER

06/17/2016

Pearson Neal to head up the competition programs.

WEST LEBANON, N.H. (June 15, 2016) Blizzard / Tecnica is excited to announce the hiring of Pearson Neal as the National Competition Services Manager.

Neal, a well-known figure in the world of ski racing, returns to the Blizzard / Tecnica team after six years as National Race Director for Fischer U.S. He worked for Tecnica from 2007 to 2009 in the race department so is well acquainted with the brands.

“Pearson’s knowledge and experience will help take the Blizzard / Tecnica competition based programs to the next level, as well as being a great addition to our Promotions and Marketing team,” commented Jed Duke, Director of Product Marketing.

“I am super pumped to come back to my original stomping grounds where my skiing career began. Blizzard Tecnica is a legendary brand in the industry with a deep history in skiing culture. I could not be more excited to create new programs within the race department with a big focus on junior race programs all the way up through the World Cup level athletes,” stated Neal.

The primary role of the National Competition Services Manager will initially be to develop and manage the Blizzard / Tecnica Race Programs. The management of the Freeride Program (currently under the direction of Frank Shine) will be added in the future. Neal will be joining Joe Sipe at Mt. Hood June 25th to June 30th to begin connecting with competition programs and athletes in his new role (Sipe will be there from June 18th to July 2nd).

Neal will begin work immediately and will be based out of the Blizzard / Tecnica West Lebanon, NH offices.

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About Tecnica:
Tecnica is a leading brand in alpine ski boots, best known for quality, high performance driven product. Located in West Lebanon, NH, the company handles all sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and collaborates on marketing & product development with the parent company Tecnica Spa located in Giavera del Montello, Italy. Tecnica began producing work and mountain boots in 1960, fast becoming a world leader in footwear design and development. It should be noted that Tecnica created the famed Moon Boot™ in 1970 and the first bi-injected plastic ski boot in 1973. www.tecnicausa.com

About Blizzard:
Blizzard has quickly become a top brand of alpine skis with technologies that sets them apart from others. Blizzard Sport USA is the distributor of Blizzard Skis in the United States. The Blizzard factory is located in Mittersill, Austria. Blizzard Sport USA is under The Tecnica Group umbrella where Blizzard and Tecnica operate as a single business unit in the United States. www.blizzardsportusa.com.