Burton is pleased to announce two additions to its global team staff; Dave Sypniewski has been hired as Team Coordinator, and René Hansen as European Team Manager.

Dave joins Burton from Transworld Media where he was the Senior Editor of Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. Prior to his career at Transworld he was a professional rider for Lib Technologies, Arnette, Vans, and Wave Rave. In this new position, Dave will join Dean “Blotto” Gray to coordinate team photo shoots, film schedules, and other team-related projects. Based in Burton’s new California office, Dave will be spending a majority of his time on the road ensuring Burton’s team is focused, and concentrating on productive projects.

René Hansen also joins Burton as the new European Team Manager. Originally from Norway, René has been the team manager of Airwalk for the last five years. His main goals at Burton will be to build a young, progressive, and motivated European team. Based in Burton’s Innsbruck office, René will be working with Team Coordinator Martin Haslwanter and Assistant Stefanie Pittl to market the team in Europe.