Fischer Sports GmbH, one of the world’s largest ski manufacturers, has announced restructuring of the US subsidiary based in Auburn, NH effective immediately. Fischer global CEO Franz Foettinger assumes oversight of the US organization in the wake of the departure of former US CEO, Ryan Leach.
“We have released Ryan from his position effective immediately. His responsibilities have been distributed among the existing team at this time,” Foettinger explained.
Key contacts include: Scott Ford (Alpine), Bernhard Harbec (Hockey) and Steve Reeder (Nordic). Each will take care of their respective businesses as Division managers. Barbara Lehoux (CFO) and Kris Kuchinski (Credit and Operations Manager) will have their hands on all operative procedures to ensure the quality of service for which Fischer is known.
With the season fully underway, Fischer continues to focus on dealer fulfillment, upcoming shows, and the continued growth of its brand in the US.
Fischer Sports GmbH is the global leader in Nordic skiing and one of the world's leading brands in Alpine skiing, known for innovation and cutting- edge technology. Fischer is also one of the biggest manufacturers of high-quality ice hockey sticks. Fischer’s vision is to be the winter athlete’s brand of choice through outstanding products, created for everlasting moments and new levels of individual performance. The privately held company employs nearly 2000 individuals who all share a passion for and dedication to winter sports.
Fischer Sports GmbH was founded in 1924 in Ried im Innkreis, Austria, where the global headquarters is still located. Manufacturing takes place there and in Ukraine. One Way, a world-famous brand with a special focus on cross-country skiing has likewise been part of Fischer Sports GmbH since May 2018. Löffler, part of the Fischer group, is also headquartered in Ried im Innkreis.