Sole Technology is happy to welcome Dean Yoshihara as our new Etnies Graphic Designer for Skate and BMX. Dean brings with him an extensive history in skateboarding (including eight screws and a metal plate in his foot from a 1988 injury) and grew up in Huntington Beach skating with our own Justin Regan and Ed Templeton.

Trigg Garner joins us as Marketing Assistant. Trigg has grown up in Laguna Beach, CA, participates in ocean sports and is a valuable asset to our marketing team.

In the R&D area Manuel Quinones has joined us as Quality Assurance Technician. Manuel is responsible for wear testing and fit testing programs and has been running around the premises with a foot measuring devise. Apparently, I have a nice arch. That’s what all the boys tell me…

Also in R&D (as well as Production) Mia Valles has joined us as the Manager of Logistics and Production Coordination. Mia brings to our team experience as a US Customs Broker as well as experience working with Freight Forwarders and Athletic footwear brands.

In other news, Robin Fleming will be leaving Sole Technology. Robin has handled Music Media Relations for the last year and brought distinctive character to our music promotions. Welcome to the new crop and best of luck to Robin in all of her future adventures.