Industry News 3/28/2007

Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas Names Teresa Leavitt Director of Human Resources

Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas Names Teresa Leavitt Director of Human Resources

Leavitt to manage all facets of human resources including employee relations, community outreach and recruiting for Salomon, Atomic and Suunto in the United States

OGDEN, UT—March 27, 2007—Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas—a business unit of Amer Sports Corporation that manages Salomon, Atomic and Suunto in the United States—has hired Teresa Leavitt as Director of Human Resources. Currently Director of Human Resources for ALCOA Howmet Castings in Hampton, Virginia, Leavitt will begin her new role with Amer March 26, 2007. With 12-plus years of HR management experience, Leavitt will handle all HR duties including building a new Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas team in Ogden, Utah.

“Teresa blends senior HR experience with a passion for the outdoors, and I’m confident she’ll put together a world-class team for us in Ogden,” says Mike Dowse, President and General Manager of Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas. “What’s more, as a former owner of an adventure ski guide business, she knows all the secret stashes in the Wasatch, which I’m hoping she’ll share.”

A former Ogden resident, Leavitt graduated from Weber State University in Ogden and earned an MBA from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She served as Senior Manager of Human Resources for ATK Thiokol in Brigham City from 1998-2005 and was Manager of Human Resources for Barnes Aerospace in Ogden from 1996-1998.

“I’m excited to be back in Ogden and looking forward to working with a team that’s passionate about the outdoors,” says Leavitt. “My new role taps into the experience I’ve gained in both the HR and specialty outdoor fields.”

Amer Winter & Outdoor Americas will begin operating from its new Ogden complex in August 2007. The business unit was founded in August 2006 to provide a shared infrastructure for Amer’s US-based winter and outdoor businesses. Ogden is located on the west side of the Wasatch Mountains, 40 miles north of Salt Lake City International Airport. The city boasts a vibrant historic district and quick access to world-class skiing.

Founded in 1950, Amer Sports Corporation is the world’s leading sports equipment company with internationally recognized brands including Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, Precor, Salomon and Mavic. Employing more than 6,600 people worldwide, Amer Sports companies develop and manufacture technically advanced products that improve the performance of active sports participants. The Group’s business is balanced by a broad portfolio of sports with a presence in all major markets. www.amersports.com