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BOULDER, COLORADO (October 14, 2021) – HEAD/Tyrolia, the fastest growing ski and binding brands in the USA over the past decade, and the World Cup manufacturer’s cup winner for eight of the past ten years, welcomes Stefan Hughes as U.S. Competition and Team Manager. Hughes will manage HEAD’s racing program in the U.S. and will work closely with HEAD’s Austrian race department to coordinate top-level service for HEAD’s retailers, coaches, and athletes.
“Stefan is a first-rate addition to our strong team. His racing pedigree runs deep and his passion for excellence in all things skiing drives him toward success,” said Jon Rucker, President of HEAD USA Winter Sports. “Along with our team of sales reps, we are motivated to serve the ski racing community with the highest level of dedication and support.”
Hughes grew up in Killington, VT and attended Burke Mountain Academy where he was the U.S. Nationals Junior Slalom Champion, before skiing for the University of Colorado. This two-time NCAA All-American then coached for Winter Park and Ski Club Vail before becoming the Assistant Alpine Ski Coach for the University of Colorado.
Having been an athlete and a coach, Stefan knows first-hand the support athletes need in order to be successful. “HEAD is the top performing brand on the World Cup, and this success comes from the top down. The engineering, the technical support, and the drive of its athletes is extraordinary, perhaps rebellious. This is what separates HEAD from the rest, and I’m happy to join this team,” said Hughes.
Hughes will be based in the HEAD/Tyrolia U.S. Winter Sports headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.
For further information, please contact Communications Manager Julia Couperthwait at (720) 708-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAD is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment and apparel.
Our business is organized into five divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving, Sportswear and Licensing. We sell products under the HEAD (alpine skis, ski bindings, ski boots, snowboard and protection products, tennis, racquetball, paddle, squash and pickleball racquets, tennis balls and tennis footwear, sportswear and swimming products), Penn (tennis balls and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings) and Mares, SSI and rEvo (diving) brands. The Company’s key products have attained leading market positions based on sales and reputation and have gained high visibility through their use by many of today’s top athletes.