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Redondo Beach, CA (5 October 2010) – Body Glove welcomes to the wetsuit family two new teammates, Jono Siegel and Matt Patterson.
Jono Siegel takes his position as Sales Manager for Sporting Goods and Marine distributors. Jono has a very successful background in sporting goods and action sports. His last position was as Sales Manager for Seirus Innovation whose products consist of outerwear for outdoor sports. Prior to that he was the National Sales Manager for VANS PRO-TEC division that featured protective gear for skate, bike, snowboard and wake.
Matt Patterson jumps in as Sales Manger for the Surf, Wake, and Dive categories. Matt is a seasoned veteran in the action sports world. He was most recently with Ocean and Earth and preceding that worked with the Burton division of Analog, Quiksilver Eyewear, Arnette Optics and Volcom. Matt brings a new level of passion and excitement to our Core Specialty accounts.
“Both Jono and Matt will have primary responsibilities of growing our Body Glove brand business through new and existing accounts within North America,” said Todd Richards, Director of Sales, “I am very excited to have Jono and Matt joining our team and the added push they will provide to our Sales Team."
Body Glove and Sport Dimension are excited to kick off the season with both Jono and Matt and look forward to successful 2011.
About Body Glove
Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide water sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and technology accessories. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro surfers Dusty Payne, Gabe Kling, Mike Losness, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wake boarders Rusty Malinoski, Harley Clifford, Shelby Kantar and Jeff McKee. Through Reef Check, SIMA’s environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves. Body Glove products are sold in the U.S. by a network of independent retailers. Body Glove is also sold in approximately 50 countries internationally.
About Sport Dimension
Sport Dimension, headquartered in Torrance, CA, is the official North American licensee of Body Glove wetsuits and a worldwide leader of water sports products. Sport Dimension’s Body Glove license consist of wetsuits for surfing, diving and general water sports, personal floatation devices (PFD) both Coast Guard approved and competition, rashguards, bodyboards, skimboards, surfboards and other water sports accessories. Body Glove wetsuit technology and designs enables end users to maximize their overall enjoyment of activities in and around the water.