CARLSBAD, Calif. – Recreational product manufacturer K2 Inc. (NYSE: KTO) has appointed J. Wayne Merck to the position of president, it reported in a statement today. He will also retain his previous role as chief operating officer with overall responsibility for the operations of K2's various divisions.
"Wayne has over 12 years in various management roles at K2, and has a proven track record as a skilled operator who is bringing strong leadership to all of our divisions," stated Richard J. Heckmann, K2 chairman and chief executive officer. "As we pursue our stated objectives to aggressively grow K2 both organically and through acquisitions, Wayne will play a key role in ensuring a consistent level of high quality operations both for existing K2 businesses as well as for acquisitions."
K2 Inc. is a consumer products company with a portfolio of brands including Rawlings, Worth, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Stearns, K2, Ride, Olin, Morrow, Tubbs and Atlas. K2 also manufacturers and markets Shakespeare extruded fishing lines and monofilaments, and marine antennas and marine accessories.