Seattle, Washington, May 26th, 2004 — Northwave North America is proud to announce the promotion of Neil Aguinaldo to Canadian Customer Service and North American Warranty Manager. Since his start with Northwave in the summer of 2003, Neil was immediately recognized for his motivated work ethic and organizational skills.

Neil brought to Northwave his five years of retail experience as the manager of the snowboard department at Olympic Sports in North Seattle WA, where he was responsible for sales and in-store warranties. At Northwave, Neil ran our Warranty Department, our Pro-form program, and also coordinated our Online Clinic Test Program.

Northwave Canadian Sales Manager Dan Stanilonis is very pleased with the promotion: “With the new structure of our Sales department, having someone manage the Canadian Customer Service is a must, and Neil’s familiarity with the warranty program and our current Canadian dealers makes for an easy transition. Congrats, Neil!

Neil is excited for his advancement within Northwave North America: “I am stoked and thankful to be given this opportunity to work more closely with our Canadian Reps.

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.