Dollamur Sport Surfaces Appoints VP of Marketing, Retail Sales
4 May, 2015
Dollamur Sport Surfaces, a leading manufacturer of sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, CrossFit, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga, named Dave Rossi as SVP of marketing and retail sales.
A 25-year sports industry veteran, Rossi joins Dollamur with an extensive background in marketing, retail sales and product development. His responsibilities will include branding, product strategy, public relations, website development, social media, trade show management, event support, sponsorships, direct marketing and oversight of new products.
As former chief operating officer of Pivotal 5 in Chicago, Rossi focused on building an operational infrastructure to support rapid sales growth. While serving as chief marketing officer of Schutt Sports, he successfully engineered the rebranding and promotional direction of the company. During his career, he has also held marketing positions with Sportcraft, Maurice, ERO Industries and was one of the original buying team members of The Sports Authority.
"The addition of Dave to our senior management team demonstrates Dollamur's commitment to building a strong team with a focus on brand awareness as the leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports flooring,” says Don Ochsenreiter, president and CEO of Dollamur. “Dave will play a key role in ensuring our continued growth in all areas of marketing, sales and communications.”
Rossi received a Bachelor’s Degree in Product and Business Development from DePaul University as well as studying Business Administration and Management at Penn State University. He will be relocating from Chicago to Dollamur’s corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Tex.
Proudly manufactured in the USA since 1996, Dollamur produces over 6.3 million square feet of high performance sports mats per year. The organization has official partnerships with USA Judo, USA Wrestling, the Big 10 Conference and North American Grappling Association, among others. It supplies mats to 130-plus UFC Gyms across the U.S. and more than 300 sports events per year, including the CrossFit Games.
Dollamur high performance mats feature the exclusive Flexi-Connect® patented technology, which are easy to handle and use without the need for tape. Products meet and exceed multiple impact tests, such as ASTM F1081 and F355.