NEW BEDFORD, MA - Snell Golf, Inc., the fastest growing ball brand in golf, announced today that it has expanded its executive leadership team, coming off a year in which the company's sales increased by nearly 400%. Snell Golf has added Mark Armistead, a 30-year veteran of the golf industry as its Vice President of Sales, and marketing maven Jason Almeida as its Director of Marketing.
Armistead, whose resume boasts a wealth of experience on both sides of the counter (as both a PGA professional and as a company sales manager) for some of the biggest names in the game including TaylorMade, Cleveland Golf and Srixon, joins Snell after most recently serving as national Golf Buyer for Sports Authority. Armistead is charged with leading Snell Golf's efforts to expand its sales opportunities in both the digital and brick-and-mortar retail spaces.
Almeida, whose agency Pin Tight Marketing served as marketing consultants to Snell Golf during its growth, brings a diverse background in digital marketing, social media programming, media buying and creative management to the Snell Golf team. Almeida is charged with overseeing all of Snell Golf's marketing and promotional activities.
"We couldn't be prouder of the team we've assembled at Snell Golf," said Dean Snell, President & CEO, Snell Golf. "Mark has a long track record of success in golf industry sales and Jason has played an integral role in getting us to where we are today, so I am very excited to add both of these gentlemen to our team in a full time capacity. We are coming off a year in which we grew our sales by nearly 5 times, are now sold in 10 countries and we have traditional golf retailers coming to us looking to stock our balls due to demand from consumers. Things are great at Snell Golf and I believe we're well positioned to continue our rapid growth through 2017 and beyond."
Snell Golf is headquartered in New Bedford, MA, and designs, markets and distributes premium golf balls primarily via a direct-to-consumer e-commerce based business model. Snell Golf was founded in 2015 and is led by Dean Snell, co-creator of the industry-changing original Titleist Pro V1 and TaylorMade Penta golf balls. Snell Golf, whose goal it is to create premium, high-performing golf balls at affordable price-points, has been awarded multiple commendations in Golf Digest's 2016 Golf Ball Hot List and by My Golf Spy.
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ABOUT SNELL GOLF
Snell Golf is Golf's New Way! Launched in 2015, by prolific golf ball engineer Dean Snell, Snell Golf brings golfers "Tour Proven Technology at Direct to Consumer Prices!®" For the last 25 years, Snell has spent countless hours testing and consulting with PGA TOUR and LPGA professionals in the design and development of many of the industry's most successful golf balls including those that have won numerous major championships at every level worldwide. For more information visit snellgolf.com.