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New CEO joins aftermarket manufacturer

January 26, 2010
Filed under Features

OGIO, an international OEM of performance gear bags and packs, has hired industry veteran Tony Palma as its new CEO. He’ll partner with Chairman and Founder Michael Pratt, the company reported in a press release.

OGIO said it welcomes Palma and his wealth of experience: Palma was previously the CEO of Easton Sports for 14 years. After merging with Riddell and Bell Sports, he was appointed CEO of Easton Bell Sports and grew that company to nearly $750 million in sales.

“Throughout the past several years, we have focused energies and resources on building a strong brand that would resonate across multiple demographics,” Pratt said in the release. “The next strategic move for our growth is to bring in executive leadership with a proven track record for global success. I am excited that Tony has joined me to take OGIO to the next level. His experience in growing businesses in consumer products, action and team sports will help us to realize our full brand potential.”

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