|By Marketwired .||
|May 1, 2014 05:49 PM EDT||
EXETER, NH -- (Marketwired) -- 05/01/14 -- Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) ("BPS" or the "Company"), a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance sports equipment and apparel, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Karyn O. Barsa as an independent director of the Company.
Ms. Barsa has led numerous global premium brands and has been a member of the board of directors of Deckers Outdoor Corporation since 2008. Barsa served as the Chief Executive Officer at Coyuchi, Inc. from 2009-13 and has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Investor's Circle and Smith & Hawken, Ltd. In addition to her Chief Executive roles, Ms. Barsa held the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Patagonia, Inc. and was the founder of HeadStart Custom Helmets. Ms. Barsa has also held financial positions with Kerr Glass Manufacturing Company, Wells Fargo Bank, Tacoma Boatbuilding Corporation and Midland Capital.
"We are extremely pleased that Karyn has joined our Board of Directors and believe her expertise will be an asset for Bauer Performance Sports as we continue to grow," said Kevin Davis, Chief Executive Officer and President, BPS. "She has a proven track record with like-size companies and brings a unique skill set to our already-strong Board of Directors."
In connection with Ms. Barsa's appointment, Gordon Woodward, a director nominee of the Kohlberg Funds, resigned from the Board of Directors effective today.
"I want to personally thank Gordon for his service to Bauer Performance Sports and our Board," Davis said. "He helped guide the Company through a truly transformative time in its history and played a role in positioning the Company for future success."
About Bauer Performance Sports Ltd.
Bauer Performance Sports Ltd. (TSX: BAU) is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball sports equipment, as well as related apparel. The Company has the most recognized and strongest brands in ice hockey, roller hockey, baseball and softball, and holds the top global market share positions in these sports. Its products are marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. The Company is focused on building its leadership position by growing market share in all product categories and pursuing strategic acquisitions. For more information, visit www.bauerperformancesports.com.