Action Sports industry and business veteran. 25 + years experience. Enthusiastic and prolific producer. I'm proudly on the senior end of the action sports spectrum and fairly well preserved given the speeds we work and play at. Yes, my Ricky Bobby photo is current and in jest if that needs explaining. But I do love it.
My developed skill set is wide given I have worked for successful small international companies (under 50 employees) and reported directly to their founders wearing a very large variety of hats and wearing out more than a few passports in the process. I began down this path having successfully developed an international brand from the barn up as a young buck beginning in my 20's.
I offer Business Development and General Management skills as well as the following specific areas of technical and work flow knowledge: Life cycle, Tech/Spec Packs, Packaging, Marketing, Global Sourcing and Manufacturing.
Adobe CC Suite, Autodesk Fusion 360, Shape3D (CAD), 3D Printing and Prototyping are all products I have worked with and are areas knowledge, some deeper than others. Composites related to action sports including Wet Layup, Molding, Thermoforming, Sandwich, PU, EPS, PVC, EVA, Acrylic foams, Wovens, Cut and Sew are processes and materials I have worked with and continue to be interested in. I am interested in materials and applications in general.
Manufacturing process improvement and troubleshooting skills from the smallest to largest lines are in my wheelhouse. Lastly, I'm a people person. Humor, humility and integrity are a must on any team I'm going to work with.
After resigning from my last action sports position (and staying on as a consultant as long as I could) I am currently supporting my wife's new real estate venture. I have spent the last 3+ years in a very successful business development and marketing role for her. It's been great fun and very successful. I love to win.
I'm always open to discussions and enjoy all things technical from materials to process, nuanced political positioning related to product placement and distribution as well as all aspects of product strategy from concept through design and sourcing, marketing, manufacturing and distribution.
My current favorite hobbies are enduro riding, skiing and water skiing. I am a perpetual student. I am happy to speak with you about your project or business.