The Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Committee has elected one retailer and two manufacturers, who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next May.
Jim Baugh is being honored based on his success at Wilson Sporting Goods, as well as Prince Sports. Baugh was appointed President of Wilson in 1996, guiding the company towards innovation that increased company shares from 14% to more than 50%. Since leaving Wilson in 2003, Baugh has served as president of Tennis Industry Association as a board member well at the USTA.
Tom Raynor began his early years during the first running boom which saw Raynor familiarize himself with running at every level; athlete, coach, shoe salesman, and running club co-founder. Raynor eventually began working for Sig Lee and Associates, an independent sales agency representing Nike. Following his leaving Nike in 1983, Raynor followed brief stints at Brooks and Wilson Sporting Goods. In 1993, Raynor began with a staff of two, but quickly catapulted Fleet Feet towards becoming the leading franchisor of running specialty retailers in the United States, currently overseeing 90 stores in 30 states.
Ted Stahl is a well-known industry veteran with more than 40 years' experience in all aspects of apparel graphics, from manufacturing and marketing, to product design and retail operations. Highly touted as a visionary, Stahl has been awarded many patents for innovations in the world of garment decorating, including Thermo-FILM, and the Hotronix heat press. Among his inventions are water-jet technology for custom cutting twill, and player name and number sets for a fast way to add individual player names and numbers to jerseys.