HEAD USA, Inc.
HEAD HIRES JON RUCKER AS WINTERSPORTS SENIOR BUSINESS MANAGER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
[Norwalk, CT 15 September 2009] HEAD USA is very pleased to announce that Jon
Rucker has joined the Head Winter Sports team as Senior Business Manager. Jon will be
responsible for the product and marketing efforts for the Winter Sports business in the
United States and will report to Jeremy Sherwood, CEO Head USA and VP Head USA
Jon is passionate about the Winter Sports business and brings his enthusiasm and winter
sports experience to Head. In college he was captain of his Alpine Ski team. Upon
graduation he was a technical service specialist for Salomon in the Southeast region
before becoming a Sales Representative for K2 for 6 years. Jon then joined Nordica
(Benetton Sports) as Sales Representative for several years before becoming Nordica’s
Ski Product Manager. Most recently Jon has been President of a Green Building and
Business Consulting Company in North Carolina.
“Through a rigorous selection process that we conducted Jon distinguished himself and
we are confident that Jon’s background and enthusiasm will help us direct our Winter
Sports marketing efforts here in the United States,” said Jeremy Sherwood, CEO Head
To properly staff the Marketing area, Jon will immediately begin the search for a Product
Manager for Winter Sports which we plan to have in place within a month to insure the
proper focus on the 2010-2011 season.
ABOUT HEAD: HEAD NV is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium branded sports
equipment. HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).Our business
is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products
under the HEAD (tennis, squash, paddle and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear,
badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, protection, snowboards, bindings and
boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment)
brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some
of the world’s top athletes including Novak Djokovic, Andrew Murray, Gilles Simon, Stanislas Wawrinka,
Richard Gasquet, Ivan Ljubicic, Marat Safin, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Patty Schnyder, Amelie Mauresmo,
Zhou Mi, Karim Darwish, Jack Huczek, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick
Staudacher, Rainer Schönfelder, Markus Larsson, Anja Paerson, Maria Riesch, Elisabeth Görgl, Sarka
Zahrobska and Jon Olsson.