Industry News 5/18/2009

Snowboarder Promotes Ryan Field and Kyle Kennedy

Snowboarder Promotes Ryan Field and Kyle Kennedy

Over this past year Snowboarder Magazine has gained tremendous momentum out performing their competitors in a difficult marketplace. This is an accomplishment that can largely be accredited to the hard work of the entire Snowboarder staff. “The dedication of our sales team, Ryan Field and Kyle Kennedy, enabled our edit staff to produce enormous amounts of high quality content, which benefited both our readers and advertisers,” explained Snowboarder Publisher Chris Engelsman. The duo has raised the bar and their accomplishments have not gone unrecognized. “The combined effort of both Ryan and Kyle over the past 12 months growing Snowboarder's business by 112 ad pages is a tremendous testament to their knowledge and relationships in the industry,” says Al Crolius, Senior Vice President of the Action Sports Group (ASG). In recognition of their accomplishments both have received promotions. Ryan Field will be stepping up as Associate Publisher and Kyle Kennedy is the new Sales and Marketing Manager.

Both men have spent the past decade or more wearing many hats within the industry. Before coming to the ASG, Ryan was busy earning himself sales and marketing accolades from Gravis, Nixon, Analog and Burton, but has spent the past three years as an integral member of the Snowboarder crew. “I’m very lucky to find myself working with such an amazing group,” says Field, “Our office has many unique personalities making every day a class act experience, which is something that I’ve grown to respect and love.” Kyle shares these sentiments saying, “Snowboarder Mag is made up of some of the most amazing humans in the biz and I am fortunate to be a part of this incredible staff of snowboarders.” However, before joining the Snowboarder team in August 2007, Kyle had been Sales Director at Academy Snowboards, successfully driving their sales force for three years.

Ryan and Kyle are both quick to applaud the efforts of the team. The huge successes Snowboarder has seen across the board
with their superior editorial content, events and industry support make the solidarity among the staff an undeniable ingredient to their success. Both, however, appreciate the recognition and look forward to many more years passionately serving as one among many on the Snowboarder team. “These promotions are well deserved,” concludes Crolius “We at the ASG are looking forward to another season of growth and success.”