Escalade Sports Announces Promotions to New Leadership Roles

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This latest announcement is in keeping with several other recent announcements pointing to Escalade Sports' focus on continued growth in the future.

Escalade® Sports Announces Promotions to New Leadership Roles

In keeping with their focus on sustained growth in their marketplace, Escalade Sports has promoted two key management personnel to critical, strategic positions.

Dave Fetherman has been promoted to President, Sports Division. Fetherman previously held the title of Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining Escalade Sports, he held key senior sales management positions at W.M. Barr and Armor All Products.

Jack Bowman has been promoted to President, Bear® Archery Division. For the past four years, Bowman has held the position of Vice President and General Manager, Bear Archery. Prior to joining Escalade/Bear Archery in 2005, Bowman held senior sales management roles with Precision Shooting Equipment (PSE) and Cobra Products.

“These two individuals provide genuine leadership with the vision and leadership capacity to meet the challenges ahead as we grow our businesses into the future”, explained Bob Keller, President & CEO of the parent company Escalade, Inc.

Recent announcements confirm that Escalade Sports has been very active in bolstering their traditional product lines, such as their recent agreement with Unicorn Darts of the UK. Other recent releases have indicated that Escalade Sports has launched an innovative, exciting new line of Outdoor Games through their new Zume Games products. Their latest announcement communicated that they are also focused on Sports Training Equipment, through their own brand Goalrilla™, as well as through their recent agreement with ASI of the UK regarding the totally new, innovative iGoal Inflatable Soccer Goals.

Similarly, several announcements from Bear Archery over the last year have revealed their focus on building and strengthening their Engineering and Product Development Teams, as well as adding to their Product Management strengths.
“In summary, these two key promotions, along with the announced new product introductions, are solidifying our growth strategy and confirming our commitment to these future investments,” concluded Keller.

Fetherman and Bowman will continue to report to Bob Keller, President & CEO of Escalade Inc.

Escalade® Sports, Bear®Archery and Escalade, Inc. are headquartered in Evansville, IN.

For more information, contact:    Larry Gajderowicz at larryg(at)escaladesports(dot)com or visit

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