Slinger Bag announced the appointment of Tom Dye as chief operating officer.
Dye brings his extensive sporting and consumer goods experience to Slinger. As COO, Dye will be responsible for the global operational and logistical management of the business, including overseeing the company’s partnership with DSV Logistics for 3rd party logistics, freight forwarding and warehousing services in the U.S., China, Thailand, and Belgium.
Dye has over 35 years of senior management experience in diverse consumer goods and manufacturing segments across the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East. Dye served as chief operating officer at Prince Global Sports, the leading global manufacturer of tennis rackets, and also as vice president of international operations at Wilson Sporting Goods where he was responsible for multiple international start-up operations, including launching the first wholly U.S.-owned sporting goods company in Japan. Most recently, Dye served as chief operating officer at HazTek, Inc.
“Tom joins Slinger with a wealth of international operations experience having held prominent positions at some of the world’s elite tennis and sporting goods companies,” commented Mike Ballardie, CEO of Slinger Bag. “I am excited to welcome Tom to our management team and look forward to working closely with him as we quickly approach our official commercial launch of the Slinger Bag in markets around the world.”
“I am proud to join Slinger Bag at this exciting time,” said Dye. “I believe Slinger Bag has the potential to revolutionize the tennis industry, and I look forward to leveraging my 35 years’ experience and working closely with Mike and the rest of the management team to unlock the company’s value in the near term.”
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