Industry Press Release

Jon Rucker Promoted to Sr. Vice President – Sales/Marketing for HEAD USA Winter Sports


Boulder, CO (January 6, 2015)  In a release today, Kevin Kempin, CEO/President HEAD North America, announced the promotion of Jon Rucker to Sr. Vice President – Sales/Marketing for HEAD USA Winter Sports. “Jon’s leadership has propelled our U.S. Winter Division to new heights. 2014 was a record year for us,” stated Kempin. “Jon and his team have reinvigorated the HEAD brand in the U.S. Recent reports confirm the momentum the brand has with awards for the brand with the greatest overall growth, and most improved in consumer demand, credibility with serious skiers, and dealer profitability. Also, #1 in dealer confidence*…a sterling report card,” said Kempin.

Rucker joined HEAD 5 years ago and his industry experience coupled with his innovative approach to the business and passion for the sport have had significant impact on HEAD’s growth and momentum. “It’s a real pleasure to work with a brand which equally embraces innovation and its team. This recipe for success profoundly contributes to our rapidly growing momentum. Our goal of being the top winter sports brand in the U.S. is getting closer each day,” said Rucker.

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*2013/2014 Sports Marketing Surveys Ski Dealer Trend Report


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HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer of premium sports equipment. HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).

HEAD’s business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, and Licensing. The company sells products under the HEAD, Penn, Tyrolia, and Mares/Dacor brands. 

HEAD holds leading positions in all of its product markets and the brand’s products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, Ted Ligety, Bode Miller, Simon Dumont, Aksel Lund Svindal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, and Maria Sharapova.