Aqualung, the leading global designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear, today announced it has appointed Tim Vidmar as Director of Operations for North America. In this role, Vidmar will lead all aspects of Operations in the North America distribution region, including Demand Planning, Logistics, Sales Operations and Aqualung Group’s new Technical Service Center.
Working closely with the North American Management Team as well as the Global Operations Team, Vidmar will play a key role in further establishing supply and operating processes within North America, as well as maintaining the global calendar and establishing data sets and dashboards that enable business decisions across multiple regions. Vidmar will be located in the Vista, California regional HQ and report directly to Andrew Gritzbaugh, General Manager, North America for Aqualung Group.
“Aqualung Group is an industry leader in the swim and dive space and I’m excited to be joining an organization with a heritage going back to the beginning of diving and underwater exploration,” said Vidmar. “Since living most of my life in California and attending college in Hawaii, I have always loved the ocean and enjoyed surfing, free diving, and sailing with family in the Channel Islands. I look forward to leading Operations through this next phase of growth at Aqualung and partnering with our global teams to implement best practices worldwide.”
Vidmar joins Aqualung Group after a decade at Fox Racing, where he led Procurement and Demand Planning for the global business. While at Fox Racing, he also served in various roles with experience in Inventory Management and Purchasing, Production Planning, Forecasting, Master Data, and Line Architecture Optimization.
“Tim possesses the ideal skill set and deep experience needed to lead Operations in North America for Aqualung Group as we continue to grow and innovate,” said Gritzbaugh. “Beyond his experience, his love for the ocean and passion for our industry make him a great fit and we are excited to welcome him to the Aqualung team.”
The Aqualung Group product portfolio includes premier dive and swim equipment brands including Aqualung, Apeks, Omer, Aquasphere, U.S. Divers and Stohlquist. For more information, visit www.aqualung.com.
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About Aqualung Brand
Aqualung, part of the Aqualung Group, is the leading global designer and manufacturer of dive and water sports gear. Now available in more than 100 countries around the world, Aqualung pioneered the creation of modern diving equipment when Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau teamed with engineer Emile Gagnan in 1943 to develop the first “aqua-lung,” making underwater exploration possible. Aqualung is committed to providing sustainable, innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use products that allow adventure seekers to enjoy responsible water exploration and continues to set the industry standard for water sports equipment in technology, comfort, safety and design. For more information, visit www.aqualung.com.