Seattle, Washington, September 15th, 2004 — Northwave North America announces the addition of Matt Baumgarten to the In-House Northwave/Drake/Bakoda US Customer Service force. Matt’s experience and familiarity with snowboarding and the industry makes him a huge asset for Northwave.

Before venturing to Northwave-land, Matt worked across the water at fellow Washington-based snowboard company K2. At K2, Matt gained three years of knowledge and experience managing the Rocky, Northwest, Northern and Southern California, and Mid-Atlantic territories for K2 Snow, Morrow Snow, and K2 Bike.

At Northwave North America, Matt will be managing the Northern Cal, Mid-West, and Mid-Atlantic territories for Northwave Snowboard Boots, Drake Bindings, and Bakoda Design Logic. So for those of you in Nor Cal, and New York and PA, he may sound familiar, and well,… that’s because he is.

Matt is excited to be a part of the Northwave North America crew: “The atmosphere is the biggest difference- working with product I believe in, and people who love snowboarding; there is a tight family vibe here. Western US Sales manager Jered Gallegos is equally excited about Matt’s switch to Northwave North America: “Having Matt join the CS team has been one of the best and easiest additions for Sales; he not only has experience, but he’s really familiar with the territories he’s taking on. He’s already killing it, and he’s only been here a month!

Seattle based Northwave North America enters its eighth year of operations with continued industry leadership in raising standards and providing snowboarders with quality boots, bindings and accessories. Backed with progressive marketing and an “A List roster of team riders, Northwave Snowboard Boots, Drake Snowboard Bindings, and Bakoda Design Logic have become the brands of choice for riders worldwide.