Fischer Skis U.S. LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately-held Fischer Sports GmbH of Austria, named Ryan Leach as its president and CEO.

Fischer is a global leader and supplier of ski and hockey products, and will look to Leach’s strong sales background in the Alpine marketplace to further strengthen its position. Ryan has most recently worked as the Alpine sales representative for Atomic in the Intermountain/UT territory since 2008, but prior to that he held the same position with Fischer.

“We are very pleased to have Ryan back on board at Fischer Skis U.S.,” said Fischer Sports GmbH Group CEO/President Franz Föttinger. “He knows the history and DNA of our brand very well, and with him we will continue to lift our business to the next level, especially on the Alpine side.”

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to go back to work with a family-owned ski business,” said Ryan. “I am really looking forward to using my experience in the field to drive sales for Fischer U.S.”

Leach will assume his new responsibilities with Fischer on Nov. 30.

Founded in 1924, Fischer Sports GmbH is a single-source supplier of Alpine and Nordic ski equipment and also specializes in hockey. It is the global market leader in Nordic skiing and one of the world’s largest ski producers.

The headquarters are in Ried im Innkreis (Austria) and production facilities are located in Ried im Innkreis and Mukachevo (Ukraine). The Fischer Group of companies also includes the successful subsidiary Löffler, also located in Ried im Innkreis.