Slingshot Sports is pleased to announce the addition of Brandon Scheid, a notable figure in wind and watersports industries, to the newly created role of Product Tester and Tech Representative.
Brandon started on October 7th, with the 7-Nation crew at headquarters in Hood River, Oregon. 7-Nation owns and operates the subsidiaries, Ride Engine and Slingshot Sports.
Scheid brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and clout across all level of the industry to the Slingshot Team. Brandon, developed his skill set from years of experience in all aspects of the kiteboarding industry. His internal decade long role at another brand had him handling a multitude of tasks. (Photoshoots, design, testing, ad creation, Marketing, demo/event master, and much more.) Prior to that critical role, Brandon honed his kite skills as an elite level kiteboarding instructor for nine seasons at Real Watersports. His knowledge of the full spectrum of watersport consumers and his ability to draw from a deep bag of skill sets makes Brandon a perfect choice for his new position at 7-Nation.
“Brandon’s addition to the Slingshot family is monumental.” says Alex Fox, Kite Brand Manager, “His drive for product innovation and his passion for the water is second to none. I’m confident that Brandon will help drive our pursuit for better products in every single category. The future is extremely bright for this partnership and collaboration.”
Brandon will be taking the key roles of Product Tester and Tech Rep and combining them into one seamless position. These two roles will see Brandon straddling the worlds of product testing and development as well as Marketing. This essential bridge will help take future products and hone them into the desired results while translating those developments into something that the general consumer/kiteboarding market can easily understand.
“I am beyond excited and honored to be working with such an amazing group of smart and dedicated people at 7-Nation. I have always admired and respected Slingshot’s commitment to drive kiteboarding forward and create amazing products for our sport. My very first kites I ever bought were Slingshot Fuels, and I am excited to see my journey in kiteboarding come full circle.” Says Scheid.
Brandon will hit the ground running and be involved in all of the product testing for the vast variety of 7-Nation products. (Kite, Foil, Wing, Wake). Additionally, Brandon will lend his creative talents to the Design, Marketing, and Kiteboarding teams.