Ride Engine is pleased to announce its search to fill a newly-created Brand Manager position has proved fruitful. Gary Siskar, a notable figure in wind and watersports industries, starts his new role May 6th and will join the rest of the 7-Nation crew at headquarters in Hood River, Oregon. 7-Nation owns and operates subsidiaries Ride Engine, Slingshot Sports and Moonshine MFG.

Siskar brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and clout across all levels of the industry to the Ride Engine team. Most recently, he served as the Global Brand Manager for Liquid Force Kiteboarding for nearly a decade. Prior to that he served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Burton Snowboards / Anon Optics and worked his way up the ladder in sales, marketing, and management roles since the early 90’s.

“Gary is a dynamic leader who brings an invaluable skill set to this important role,” Colin Jacobs, 7-Nation COO said. “We are excited to welcome him to the team and are confident his background and experience is exactly what we need to take Ride Engine to the next level.”

Filling this new position is a critical step for Ride Engine, which has seen consistent growth and market influence since joining forces with 7-Nation in 2015. Siskar will work with founder Coleman Buckley and the rest of the team to propel the brand onward and upward with his unique blend of strategic vision, tactical execution and thoughtful market interpretation. A key requirement of the job, Siskar’s passion for water sports and lifestyle are inline and embody that of the Ride Engine brand.

“I am beyond excited and honored to become a part of the forward thinking and extremely talented team at Ride Engine,” said Siskar. “Having followed and admired the brand since day one, I am not only impressed with the innovative and market-leading products that Ride Engine has brought to life, but also the ethos of the brand and the vibrant, positive aura that surround founder Coleman Buckley.  I’m entering with an incredible foundation to build off of and look forward to taking Ride Engine to new levels.”

Siskar will coordinate with the entire 7-Nation team, as well as dealers, distributors and athletes around the world to ensure excellence and consistency in all aspects of the brand. He can be reached at g.siskar@7-nation.com.

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