...Lost hires industry vet Dave Lester as GM
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 23 April, 2014 - Irvine, CA - Matt Biolos and Mike Reola, of …Lost Surfboards, are excited to announce the new hiring of surf industry veteran Dave Lester as General Manager of Lost Surfboards.
Lester, who comes from Quiksilver as Vice President Global Wetsuit Division and Rip Curl previous to that, will be fulfilling the newly formed position which was created due to a need to have one person overseeing day-to-day operations of the company’s global surfboard business.
“Dave will be overseeing all aspects of our surfboard business with his major focus being on sales, shop relationships, production, operations and marketing,” said Reola.
“Dave has so much experience in the business and is such a core surfer. His skill set, relationships and experiences are just what we were looking for in a General Manager,” said Biolos. “He is going to help us organize and streamline our surfboard business so that it runs more efficiently.”
“I am so stoked to be joining the …Lost family - Matt, Mike and the entire team are so passionate about the boards and the brand,” said Lester. “I am really excited to be working for such a great group of people. The product is obviously very good, just look at the international and domestic athletes that are constantly ordering and riding the boards.