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Background Information

Employment History

President

La Sportiva N.A. Inc


Sales Manager

Gramicci/Sole Survivor


General Manager

GM


Web References(9 Total References)


: sportiva.com

Ed Sampson, No. Cal. Sales


Good News for Sports > Special Feature

One lesson of Summer Market, La Sportiva President Ed Sampson said, is that product drives sales."It's been an interesting show because we've heard that it's slow for other businesses, but for us, it's been really strong," Sampson said.


Short news...7/7/03

After 11 years, Ed Sampson, president of La Sportiva N.A., will be stepping down from his post and will return to his roots as the company's Northern California sales representative.Colin Lantz, who has worked side by side with Sampson since '92 as GM of the company, will be taking over the helm of La Sportiva as the new president.Sampson is eager to reconnect with his mountain specialty shop roots and climbing friends in Northern California and to have more free time outdoors.Sampson began his tenure with La Sportiva 14 years ago. Ralph "Doc" DesRoches, 86, died peacefully on June 30 at his home on Clearwater Lake in Industry, ME.He was born in '16 in Mexico, ME. During World War II, Des Roches served in the 10th Mountain Division, training ski troops at Camp Hale, CO, and Lake Placid, NY.In '46, Doc married Yvonne ?Toby?Stone and taught her how to ski, and they worked side-by-side in ski area management at Laurel Mountain Slopes in Ligonier, PA, from '46-'63, where he was ski school director, mountain manager and ultimately president and CEO, while Toby taught skiing and raised four children.From '63-'81, DesRoches served as EVP and CEO of Ski Industries America (now SnowSports Industries America), the national trade association of manufacturers, importers and distributors of consumer ski products, again with Toby working by his side.


Short News...6/26/03

After 11 years, Ed Sampson, president of La Sportiva N.A., will be stepping down from his post and will return to his roots as the company's Northern California sales representative.Colin Lantz, who has worked side by side with Sampson since 1992 as general manager of the company, will be taking over the helm of La Sportiva N.A., as the new president.


OBMN - September 2001

"Our whole reason for being is to improve American Alpinism," said Ed Sampson, president and chief executive officer of La Sportiva."This shoe helps you go fast, weighs only a pound, is super low-profile and will get you from point A to point B in minimal time."The Superfly is so low-profile that it can fit into a small hydration system.In paddlesports, the debut of Liquidlogic showed the market still has room for a new kayak brand.Liquidlogic introduced nine boats at the show spanning the whitewater, creek boating and "Trekreation" (kayak touring) categories.


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