Sun Valley, ID, July 14, 2004 — SCOTT USA announces the hiring of Travis Thelen to the company’s wintersport division. Travis Thelen assumes the position of wintersport hardgoods product manager. Travis officially joined Scott USA on June 7, 2004.

“I couldn’t imagine being in a better situation than with Scott USA; a company that continues to make progressive, technologically driven moves within the industry, said Travis.

Larry Morton—vice president of Scott USA’s wintersport division—boasts, “We are very excited to have Travis join Scott USA. He brings many years of practical experience and a tremendous knowledge of winter sports to the group.

Travis will coordinate the wintersport hardgood product lines, such as: goggles, ski poles, helmets and packs/bags.

He has 16 years of experience in the ski industry, highlighted by a four-year term on the PSIA/AASI Snowboard Demonstration team and five years as supervisor for The Sun Valley Ski and Snowboard School.