THOUSAND OAKS, CA, June 14, 2017 – Peak Achievement Athletics Inc. (“Peak” or the “Company”) and its controlling shareholders, Sagard Holdings and Fairfax Financial (TSX:FFH)(TSX:FFH.U), announce the appointment of Anthony M. Palma as the Chief Executive Officer of Easton Diamond Sports, effective June 13, 2017. In addition to his role as CEO of Easton, Tony will also serve as Co-CEO of Peak with Ed Kinnaly.
Tony has over 23 years of experience in the sports industry. He was the CEO of Easton Sports and Easton Bell Sports during the company’s strong brand and sales ascent during the 1990’s through 2008. Recently, he was the CEO of OGIO International for over 7 years and successfully positioned the company as a sports lifestyle brand. His career has been earmarked by driving first-to-market innovative products and creative marketing in the baseball, softball, hockey, bicycle, archery, football, golf, and power sports markets. He has served on several boards including the action sports apparel company, Volcom. Tony is a passionate sports enthusiast and resides in Southern California with his wife and has enjoyed raising his two sons.