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GS2 Acquires Nevin and World Ski Lines
 
GS2 Press Release

May 14, 2003 – GS2, a leading sports design and sourcing company based in San Francisco, Calif. today announced that it has acquired the Nevin Sports and World Ski Lines brands from Westmark Sports Inc., a Fairfield, Calif.-based watersports company that manufacturers and markets high-end wakeboard and waterski gear and apparel.

Also announced today is the addition of former Westmark Sports President, Garrett Adams, National Sales Manager, Mike Null and Customer Service Manager, Judy Soucy to the GS2 team. Adams joins GS2 as global sales manager, leading the company’s OEM Watersports Division, as well as the newly acquired brands. Mike Null will retain his title as national sales manager for the Nevin and World Ski Lines brands. Judy Soucy will continue her role as customer service manager.

“We're very excited to announce this acquisition and feel that the Nevin and World Ski Lines brands are an ideal complement to GS2’s current business model,” said Spencer Greve, president, GS2. “These two brands enable us to service the retail channel while continuing to maintain our strength in designing and sourcing for the OEM customer.”

Greve was also particularly pleased to announce that GS2 has retained the entire management team from Westmark. “With over 20 years of industry experience, Garrett is well respected in the waterski and wakeboard arena and will contribute strongly to the future of GS2. Likewise, Mike will be instrumental in continuing to build the Nevin and World Ski Line brands. And, Judy’s 25 years of industry experience will be a tremendous benefit in delivering the best customer care our industry can offer.”

Nevin, a recognized leader of cutting-edge watersports products, offers a unique selection of sports medicine and waterski and wakeboard accessories including vests, gloves, ropes and handles aimed to enhance the athletic performance of both the novice and professional water enthusiast. Nevin’s flagship products, the Osmosis Carbon handle and the SWAT side entry wake vest has created a whole new trend in today’s watersports performance. World Ski Lines [since 1980] features high quality, competitively priced accessories including tubes, ropes and handles for every day boating needs.

GS2 is a global design and original equipment manufacturer company that is focused in the Action Sports industry, with special emphasis on water and snow sports.



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