San Clemente, CA — May 29, 2002 — Four Star Distribution announces Jeff Osthus promotion to Vice President of Sales for USA and Dutch Schultz as new National Sales Manager for winter brands.

“Recognizing the need to restructure the sales force, I brought in Dutch Schultz to manage national sales,” said Jeff Osthus, Vice President of Sales. “Dutch has over 15 years of solid sales and action sports industry experience and we are excited to have him join our team.”

Dutch, a California native who calls Huntington Beach home comes to this position with an extensive sales background. Prior to joining Four Star Distribution, Dutch acted as the Regional Sales Manager for Smith Sport Optics and also worked in sales and marketing. In his career path he has represented Thule Rack Systems, Nitro Snowboards, Quiksilver, Motorola Sport Radios, Nike, Ocean and Earth, as well as acted as the technical representative for Atomic Ski Corporation in Amherst, NH.

In his new role Dutch will be responsible for acting as the liaison between the Four Star Distribution sales force to include sales representatives for the following brands: Forum, Special Blend outerwear, Foursquare Expedition Performance Systems, and Jeenyus, while lending support to their territories.

Four Star Distribution is located in San Clemente, California and is known for being a leader in the snowboard and skateboard industries as the creators of Special Blend, Forum Snowboards, Foursquare Expedition Performance Systems, Jeenyus Snowboards, C1RCA footwear, and C1 Denim.