Industry Press Release

Tim Weisser Joins Smith as West Coast Sales Manager



Portland, OR (August 4, 2015) – With nearly 30 years in the action sports industry, Tim Weisser joins Smith as the new West Coast Sales Manager for its Sports/Outdoor Lifestyle Channel.

Tim Weisser

Originally from Colorado, Weisser has deep roots in the snow and outdoor markets across the country. After opening the first snowboard ship in Juneau, Alaska in the early 1990s, he went on to work as Product Manager for Nitro Snowboards for 8 years. Since 2004, Weisser has held various regional and national sales management positions at Dakine.

Based in Hood River, Oregon, Weisser reports directly to Kevin Hyland, North American Sports/Outdoor Lifestyle Channel Director.  Outside the office, Weisser can be found exploring his passions for photography, surfing, snowboarding, and biking. He can be reached at

About Smith:
Originating from Sun Valley, Idaho, Smith was founded in 1965 with the invention of the first snow goggle featuring a sealed thermal lens and breathable vent foam.  With 50 years of innovation and design experience, Smith is widely known today as an industry leader that pioneers advanced eyewear and helmets that incorporate dynamic technologies, optimized performance and clean styling to fuel fun beyond walls. Smith seeks to power thrilling experiences in snow, surf, bike, fish and peak performance outdoor adventures with a comprehensive collection that exudes modern style and vibrant personality. To Smith, the experience is everything. Smith is part of Safilo Group. Additional information is available at

About Safilo Group:
Safilo Group is the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, leader in the premium sector for sunglasses, optical frames and sports eyewear. Design inspired and brand driven, Safilo translates extraordinary design into excellent products created thanks to a superior craftsmanship expertise dating back to 1878. Internationally present through 30 owned subsidiaries and exclusive distributors in key markets – in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and China – Safilo is committed to quality distribution in over 130 countries around the world. Safilo’s portfolio encompasses proprietary brands – Carrera, Polaroid, Smith Optics, Safilo and Oxydo – and licensed brands Dior, Fendi, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Banana Republic, Bobbi Brown, BOSS, BOSS Orange, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Fossil, HUGO, J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, Jack Spade, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Liz Claiborne, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Pierre Cardin, Saint Laurent, Saks Fifth Avenue and Tommy Hilfiger.  Listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (ISIN code IT0004604762, Bloomberg SFL.IM, Reuters SFLG.MI), in 2013 Safilo recorded net revenues for more than Euro 1,1 billion.