Industry Press Release

Fischer Skis U.S. names Ryan Leach as new CEO/President


Fischer Skis U.S.

Auburn, NH (November 19, 2015) — Fischer Skis U.S., LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately-held Fischer Sports GmbH, announced today that Ryan Leach will be the CEO/President of its U.S. organization. Fischer is a global leader and supplier of ski and hockey products, and will look to Leach’s strong sales background in the Alpine marketplace to further strengthen its position. Ryan has most recently worked as the Alpine sales representative for Atomic in the Intermountain/UT territory since 2008, but prior to that he held the same position with Fischer.

Fischer Sports GmbH Group CEO/President, Mr. Franz Föttinger, stated, “We are very pleased to have Ryan back on board at Fischer Skis U.S. He knows the history and DNA of our brand very well, and with him we will continue to lift our business to the next level, especially on the Alpine side.”

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to go back to work with a family-owned ski business”, said Ryan. “I am really looking forward to using my experience in the field to drive sales for Fischer U.S.”

Leach will assume his new responsibilities with Fischer effective November 30, 2015.

Since it was founded in 1924 the Austrian company has been known for innovation and the latest technologies. Fischer Sports GmbH is a single-source supplier in the fields of Alpine and Nordic and also specializes in hockey. Fischer Sports is the global market leader in Nordic skiing and one of the world’s largest ski producers. The headquarters are in Ried im Innkreis (Austria) and production facilities are located in Ried im Innkreis and Mukachevo (Ukraine). The Fischer Group of companies also includes the successful subsidiary Löffler, also located in Ried im Innkreis. Please visit for additional information about the Company and its products.