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Scorpion Sports, founder part ways

September 3, 2009
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Scorpion Sports Inc. and founder Eric Anderson have parted ways, according to a release from the company. As of Sept. 1, Anderson is no longer VP of marketing for the five-year-old helmet manufacturer.

“We are all very proud of the job that has been done to create the brand from scratch and to become one of the top helmet and apparel brands in North America,” Scorpion President Rick Miller said in the release. “However we ultimately reached a point where we no longer have the same goals and objectives.”

Scorpion said the decision to terminate Anderson was difficult, but was brought on by a radically changing marketplace.

“We certainly appreciate all that Eric has done for Scorpion, but the basic business paradigm has shifted,” Miller said. “We owe it to our partners at Kido Sports to continue to expand the Scorpion brand into the powersports market.”

For his part, Anderson described himself in the release as a “free agent” now.

“We all know I have no problem expressing my opinions about how things should run,” Anderson said. “However I am the minority shareholder in Scorpion, not the majority owner.”

David Alari, who became the company’s national sales manager last May, is also no longer affiliated with Scorpion.

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