Industry News 9/20/2011

B$Z: Carver Skateboards Recruits Abraham Paskowitz and Lance Dalgart

Carver Skateboards Recruits Abraham Paskowitz and Lance Dalgart
Surfskate Gets Surfwise

Carver Skateboards is pleased to announce the appointments of Abraham Paskowitz as global sales director and Lance Dalgart as creative director and IT guru. Both positions are effective immediately.                                                                                  
Abraham Paskowitz possesses a great deal of experience not only within the surf industry, but within skate as well, having spent most of his life in the action sports industry. “We are very proud to add someone of Abe’s stature to the Carver team,” says Greg Falk, president & co-founder of Carver.  “His experience will be critical as we continue to build the Carver brand and expand our world markets.” Paskowitz is thrilled to be at the helm of such a potentially powerhouse skate brand; “I fell in love the first moment I rode the board.”   

With over 15 years of photography experience and a multitude of technological talents, Lance Dalgart’s resume is impressive. With staff positions at Thrasher, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Skateboarder Magazine and Transworld Skateboarding, his career has been prolific. It was at Transworld Skateboarding that Lance built one of the first, and most successful, websites devoted to the sport, Skateboarding.com.  Most recently, Lance honed his skills as multimedia director at Skatebook, an artistic skateboard retrospective book series. At Skatebook, he took on the role of a media renaissance man, shooting photos, editing videos, designing the website, and blogging.

“Abraham has the same passion and drive that we’ve brought to developing our product,” says Neil Carver, co-founder and designer of the patented truck system. “We’re on the forefront of a new era in skateboarding and Abraham and Lance are the perfect guys to help us connect with all our customers that want to strengthen their surfing and have a good time. For years we’ve been promised a skateboard that surfs the streets, and now it’s finally here.” 

Carver Skateboards, coined as the original “surfskate” are unique in that the technology allows you to practice moves on land and immediately translate those skills into the water. Pro Surfer Taylor Knox and surfers around the world have adopted Carver Skateboards as a valuable tool for training; it’s this genuine surfing performance that can authentically connect a classic surfer with cutting-edge surfskate.  For more information, please visit  http://www.carverskateboards.com