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June 24, 2014

Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO Appoints Thirty and Prange to New Roles

Cleveland® Golf, Srixon® and XXIO® are pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Thiry to newly created position of Vice President and Special Advisor to the President, Mr. Todd Harman.  In his new multifaceted role, which becomes effective immediately, Thiry will lead the company’s efforts to improve key partner marketing and service initiatives, as well as working to maximize the brand presence of Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO with green grass accounts across the country.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to be embarking on a new mission,” said Thiry.  “Todd has been a great mentor to me and this gives me a chance to work even closer with him.  It’s the next logical step in my career, and I look forward to serving the company in this new role.  I greatly appreciate the vote of confidence from Mr. Sano and Mr. Harman.”

In 1999, Thiry joined Cleveland Golf as a sales representative in Chicago, IL.  In 2004, he was promoted to Northeastern Regional Sales Manager, before being elevated to the position of Brand Manager in 2009.  In 2011, Thiry was named Vice President of Sales for Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO – U.S.A.

Cleveland® Golf, Srixon® and XXIO® are also pleased to announce the appointment of Mason Prange to the position of Vice President of Sales for Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO – U.S.A. In his new role, which becomes effective immediately, Prange will oversee all sales channel management and sales activities within the U.S. market.

“I am extremely excited to take the baton pass from Chuck and jump into my new role as V.P. of Sales,” said Prange.   “My optimism is tremendously high as we ready our attention toward the repositioning of our brand portfolio into the marketplace.”

Prange is a 10-year golf industry veteran who has served in several key sales and management positions, including his most recent position as Western Regional Sales Manager for Cleveland Golf, Srixon and XXIO – U.S.A.

“We’re thrilled for Mason, who has excelled in every position he has held with us,” said Thiry. “Mason has earned the respect of everyone within our organization because of his combination of sound logic and innovative thinking.  He’s the perfect individual to lead us as we prepare to relaunch our two largest brands, Srixon and Cleveland Golf, while introducing the exciting XXIO brand to North America.”

For more information on Cleveland Golf, Srixon, and XXIO, or their staff players, please visit www.clevelandgolf.com, www.srixon.com, and www.xxiousa.com.

ABOUT Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise®:

Based in Huntington Beach, CA, Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® are all part of the DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD family and each brand enjoys a strong presence on competitive tours worldwide. Their professional staffs include players such as Graeme McDowell, Keegan Bradley, Inbee Park, as well as many others. Cleveland® Golf, founded in 1979, is a leading equipment manufacturer specializing in short game technologies and solutions that benefit all golfers.  Srixon®, with more than 80 years of golf ball manufacturing experience, is committed to producing the highest quality, technically innovative golf balls which offer maximum performance to golfers of all levels of ability. XXIO®, with their long standing tradition of premium golf clubs in Japan, brings the #1 golf brand in Japan to America. Cleveland® Golf, Srixon®, XXIO® and Never Compromise® remain steadfastly committed to providing “Tour proven, premium golf equipment to passionate golfers.

Contact:
Keith Patterson
Media & Public Relations Manager
Cleveland Golf / Srixon / XXIO
5601 Skylab Rd.
Huntington Beach, CA  92647
Corporate: 714.889.1300
Direct:  714.889.5808
Toll Free:  800.999.6263 Ext. 5808
Fax:  714.889.5890
KeithPatterson@ClevelandGolf.com