Fischer Skis US has recently announced plans for the addition of two Competition and Promotions staff members. Pearson Neal, will be the Eastern Competition and Promotions Representative and Chris Smith, the Western Competition and Promotions Representative.
Pearson joins Fischer having a strong background in competitive alpine skiing both as an athlete and a coach. Pearson is also a seasoned road warrior, having spent two years as Race Coordinator for Blizzard/Tecnica. He’s also logged several years on the retail sales floor and previously worked for Fischer as an intern at the company’s Mt Hood testing center in 2006. Pearson will be living in New Hampshire. After concluding a camp where he is a coach at Whistler, his first official day at Fischer will be July 20th.
Chris Smith has earned his alpine racing stripes as well, first competing on the towering peaks of the mid-west and later as Captain of the Colorado Mountain College Alpine team. Chris has spent the last 5 years working with Nordica’s race department, where he was mentored by Matt Schiller and also working with Nordica sales rep, Gary Stevens at numerous retailer and consumer events, demos, and promotions. Smith has additionally worked on the retail floor; 5 years with Christy’s in Steamboat and Deer Valley. Chris is based in Park City, but is currently in Mt Hood, OR at the Fischer Testing Center and will be there through the end of the company’s operations on August 1st.