So, who really controls skateboarding these days? In Chapter Three of Pushing Forward, we scratch the surface of understanding the modern concept of ‘skater-run’ companies and the role of corporations in the skateboard industry. Torey Pudwill, CEO of Grizzly Griptape, provides us with a unique perspective on what it’s like to run his own company and be a pro skater at the same time.
From Madonna to Miley Cyrus, from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades.
Now, another uniquely American phenomenon with roots in the rural U.S. is rumbling across international boundaries on giant wheels: monster trucks.
“We’re monster trucking the world,” said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, the company that owns the giant vehicles and the trademark Monster Jam events. “We’re building the business globally. It’s got a lot of traction.” … More
This year has been one of sales and acquisitions and today another gets added to the list. Quiksilver has sold its majority ownership interest of online retailer Surfdome to Surfstitch Group for approximately $16 million. Surfdome will continue to carry Quiksilver’s umbrella of brands that also include Roxy and DC under a two-year supply agreement, according to the news announcement.
In August, Billabong announced the sale of Surfstitch and Swell.com for $35 million to a consortium of investors including Surfstitch’s original co-founders Justin Cameron and Lex Pederson. Billabong inititally acquired stake in Surfstitch in 2009.
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