Imperial Headwear Names Gary Machholz as New National Sales Manager for Tennis

December 10, 2007

Aurora, CO — Imperial Headwear (“Imperial”), celebrating over 90 years as the leading global manufacturer of customized active sports headwear, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Machholz as the company’s new National Sales Manager for Tennis. In his new role, Machholz will be responsible for establishing and building a tennis division, expanding Imperial’s aggressive growth initiatives.

“Imperial is excited to add a tennis expert to the Imperial team”, said Roger Landry, Vice President of Sales for Imperial. “Gary’s extensive knowledge and background in the tennis industry will significantly enhance Imperial’s line of business.”

“Adding individuals of Gary’s caliber supports Imperial’s commitment to extending our lines of business, specifically in tennis”. said Rick White, President and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial.

Gary has an extensive personal and professional background in tennis. His start in the tennis industry came in the late ‘70’s as a racket stringer during college. After graduation he accepting his first teaching position with Peter Burwash International. Prior to his new post at Imperial, Gary was at Rocky Mountain Sports where he initiated and managed the highly successful adiPlayer Preferred Player Program for Adidas. He is a teaching professional and member of the USPTA.

“My diverse experience and passion of tennis will help Imperial grow a profitable and sustainable tennis business,” said Machholz. “I am excited to be involved in an organization that focuses on growth and new opportunities.”