U.S. Winter Headquarters Relocating to Boulder, Colorado
Norwalk, CT (January 9, 2012) — Kevin Kempin, President and CEO of HEAD USA, announced today the future relocation of HEAD’s Winter Division to Boulder, Colorado. Currently located in Norwalk, Connecticut, HEAD’s Winter Division has enjoyed a strong resurgence over the past two years.
The renewed brand momentum is a key impetus for the move. Kempin said, “The move to Colorado will help us build on our recent sales growth. At the same time, we are returning to our former home and it feels great. This will allow us to focus on more U.S.-based product development and to hone in on the ideal pricing, performance, and design for the birth country of our brand. The line is now largely designed here in the U.S., and with the support of our world class American athletes Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller, Ted Ligety, and Simon Dumont, we’re poised for aggressive growth. This move to Colorado allows us to expand our offices and puts us back in the middle of snow country.”
Jon Rucker, Vice President Sales & Marketing/Wintersports commented, “Choosing Boulder as our new home simply made sense. For over a year, we toured numerous potential locales, but kept coming back to Boulder. Colorado boasts 20% of all U.S. skier visits and with the presence of major resorts and retailers in the state, we knew it was the place to be. Additionally, our ability to be on snow virtually year round testing and refining product, along with the chance to host our retail partners in our new location will prove invaluable. The move from sea level to over a mile high is symbolic of our future growth.”
HEAD will relocate the Winter Sales and Marketing staffs this summer with the Finance and Logistics team to follow later in the year.
HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports equipment. The company’s roots trace back to 1950 with founder Howard Head; the inventor of the first metal ski. HEAD’s business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. HEAD’s product range includes tennis, squash, paddle and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, snowboard bindings and boots. HEAD holds leading positions in all pertaining product markets and the company’s products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes.