Continued Growth at HO Sports Co.

Snoqualmie, WA - January 5, 2015:   HO Sports Company today announced the promotion of Christian J. Vlahovich to Senior Vice President / General Manager of the organization. A nineteen-year veteran of the company, Vlahovich vacates his seat as Vice President of Sales which he has held since October 2005. "This move strengthens the framework by which HO plans to grow the business and deepen relationships with our distribution channels" said Bob Archer, Chairman of Kent Watersports, HO's parent company. "In a competitive market such as this one, we have to constantly evolve and find new ways to grow the business; that means having the right team in place to do the job."

CJ has selected Mike Kirshenbaum to be his National Sales Manager effective January 1, 2015.  Mike joins the HO team with over 30 years of industry experience, having worked in sales for Connelly as well as Kidder International.  He has held regional and general management roles with Toyota Marine, Olympic Boat Centers, MarineMax and most recently Lake Union Sea Ray. "I am pleased to have had a candidate as strong as Mike to lead our sales force into this next chapter," said Vlahovich. "We've had remarkable success throughout our history, but we are always looking to strengthen our team and provide the very best in service to our customers. The hiring of Mike will do just that." Mike will split his time between the office and regular visits out in the field to bolster an already seasoned team of Regional Sales Managers and deepen relationships with accounts.

About HO Sports:

Founded in 1982, HO Sports is a manufacturer of premium waterski and towable watersports equipment. Based in Snoqualmie, WA, HO has been a pioneer in the watersports industry for over 30 years. The company produces water skis under the brand names HO/Syndicate Skis and Wakeboard and Wake Surf product under the Hyperlite and Byerly brands. These revolutionary products are the result of thousands of hours of research and development from an innovative team of designers and athletes.

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