JASON BROZ JOINS ENDEAVOR SNOWBOARDS
Role Of Research And Development Manager Comes At Time Of Unprecedented Growth
VANCOUVER, BC December 9, 2010 – Endeavor Snowboards is pleased to announce the hiring of Jason Broz as the new Research and Development Manager of hardgoods. This new position comes at a time of unprecedented growth for the brand and demonstrates a continued commitment to raise the bar of technology and design in all of Endeavor products. Jason brings over 15 years of snowboard manufacturing experience to the company. He has built everything from World Cup winning custom boards to TransWorld SNOWboarding’s “Good Wood” award-winning boards for Endeavor.
“Founder Max Jenke and I have a long history together. We met during snowboard competitions throughout the early 90’s and even traveled together to the Junior World Championships in Zakopane, Poland in 1995.” says Broz. “Lots of people don’t realize that to some extent I have been a part of Endeavor from day one. I even built the very first Endeavor prototype for Max back in 2001. This move is a natural fit for me and I couldn’t be more excited to be coming on full-time.”
Since Endeavor launched in 2002, Jason has been working as a consultant for the company while running his own snowboard manufacturing business, which he sold earlier this year. He has designed new shapes that have won product awards for Endeavor, come up with new lay-ups, worked with the factories and has generally been an integral part of growing the brand over the past nine years.
“First and foremost Endeavor is a snowboard company, but it is also a design-driven company, so it makes sense for us to bring on the best snowboard designer in the business,” says Max Jenke, CEO of Endeavor Snowboards. “If there’s one thing Jason knows, it’s how to build an amazing snowboard, and the fact that he’s been doing it since the mid-90’s when so many people have come and gone is a true testament to his drive and commitment for what he does. That’s just the kind of passion that we want to surround ourselves with at Endeavor.”
Jason’s role at Endeavor will involve designing and testing new shapes, lay-ups and technologies, as well as working directly with the factories to bring new ideas to the table to further push the brand’s quality, performance and durability.