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Ebonite International appoints Paul Figliomeni Track Brand Manager

PaulFigliomeni_small.jpg Ebonite International, Inc., has appointed Paul Figliomeni as the brand manager for the new Track brand. Figliomeni most recently served as the director of sales marketing for Columbia Industries' AMF300 division. As Track brand manager, Figliomeni defines his role as bringing Track back to the forefront of the high performance ball market by returning the brand to its grass roots.

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Brunswick strikes it big with signing of two world class bowlers

Del Ballard and Carolyn Dorin-Ballard join Brunswick to expand Coaching Program

CarolynDelBallardBrunswick_small.jpg With a strong emphasis on organized coaching, Brunswick Bowling & Billiards – Retail Division has announced the additions of two professional bowlers to its teaching staff. Two-time U.S Open champion Del Ballard will serve as a full-time teaching professional and two-time PWBA Bowler of the Year Carolyn Dorin-Ballard will serve as a teaching representative.

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Ebonite International adds four district sales managers

Morris, Enright, Zenner and Judy join the company

EboniteLogo_mini.jpg Ebonite International has expanded its sales force by four new members, including two members of the former Columbia Industries sales staff, announced Scott McMillan, national field sales manager for the company. Paul Enright and Todd Zenner, who were already members of the Ebonite International family, as well as Mike Judy and Shawn Morris from Columbia Industries will represent all of Ebonite International's consumer and commercial products brands in their respective territories.

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Columbia 300 rolling off the lines in Hopkinsville

Brand begins manufacturing at new home under Ebonite International, Inc.

ChadMurphyWhiteDot_small.jpg Within two short months, Columbia 300 has made itself at home in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Chad Murphy (pictured), brand manager, announced recently that all remaining inventory that was part of the asset transaction has been transferred to Ebonite International, Inc.'s manufacturing facility and that the brand's signature White Dots are already rolling off the production lines with Scouts to come in the near future.

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Ebonite International donates balls to USBC for High School use

Inventory to benefit High Schools in need

EboniteLogo_mini.jpg As bowling becomes more widely available as a varsity sport across the nation, more and more high schools are finding themselves without adequate funding to support these programs. In response to this, Ebonite International has donated more than 1,600 balls to the USBC for their distribution and usage by America's high school bowling population.

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Newly formed Bowling Vision U.K. is new Small Goods Distributor for Brunswick

BrunswickLogo_mini.jpg In an effort to better serve the market, Brunswick Bowling Products has announced a change in European distribution. Effective immediately, Bowling Vision Ltd., U.K. has been appointed distributor for consumer products and aftermarket products in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Bowling Vision is owned by two of the U.K.'s leading bowling veterans, David Trend and Graham Waller, who have a combined 60 years of industry experience.

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Jeff Ussery to head Ebonite International's new Powerhouse™ brand

JeffUsseryPowerhouse_small.jpg Ebonite International has announced that it has created a new pro shop equipment and supplies brand, Powerhouse™ Pro Shop Equipment and Supplies. Led by newly-appointed pro shop services manager, Jeff Ussery, the new brand will also include technical services and instruction under the company's Powerhouse™ Training Clinics program.

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Chad Murphy joins Ebonite International as Columbia 300 brand manager

ChadMurphyColumbia300_small.jpg Ebonite International has chosen Chad Murphy to serve as the brand manager of the new Columbia 300 consumer products line. In this position, Murphy will head the newly acquired division at Ebonite International's Hopkinsville facility. Murphy has worked for Columbia Industries in San Antonio, Texas, since August 2001.

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Kelly Bednar named STE Director of Skills Center

2007STEKellyBednar_small.jpg Kelly Bednar has been named Director of Skills Center for Strike Ten Entertainment (STE), the marketing arm of the bowling industry that is supported by the United States Bowling Congress (USBC), and managed by the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA).

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Ebonite International promotes Brenda Green to Marketing Services Manager

2007BrendaGreen_small.jpg Ebonite International, Inc. has promoted Brenda Green to the position of Marketing Services Manger, said Bob Reid, the company's vice president of marketing. In her new position, Green will continue to play a vital role in Ebonite and Hammer's pro shop support programs and communication initiatives as well as spearhead marketing activities between brand managers, communications agencies and sales teams.

Modern Marvels


Explore the research, development, technology and performance of bowling balls

Episode Number: 454 - First Aired: Wednesday Jan. 17, 2007

From professional sports to the playground, balls have been a way of life for generations. The video that you can watch was part of a "Modern Marvels" Episode No. 454 that was first aired on the History Channel on cable TV in the United States on Wednesday January 17, 2007. The documentary was a one hour show about the history of, manufacture of, and statistics about all different types of sports balls such as soccer balls, tennis balls, baseballs, footballs, golf balls, and …. bowling balls.

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Vantage welcomes Mike Liberman

Liberman accepts Mechanical Engineer Post

VantageBowlingLogo.jpg Vantage Bowling Corporation welcomes Mike Liberman to the engineering department of the company's Denver facility. Liberman has assumed the role of mechanical engineer and brings a strong background of quality assurance and control to the position.

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Ebonite International retains PBA Pro Staffs for Columbia, Track and Dyno-Thane

EboniteLogo_mini.jpg Ebonite International has reached agreements to continue pro staff contracts with nearly every PBA Pro Staff member for the Columbia, Track and Dyno-Thane brands, including Chris Barnes and Wes Malott, announced Bob Reid, vice president of sales and marketing. Terms of the agreements were not - and will not - be disclosed.

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Ebonite International, Inc. acquires Columbia Industries

Company continues to build collection of Bowling's Best Brands

EboniteLogo_mini.jpg Ebonite International, Inc. has entered into an agreement for an asset purchase of Columbia Industries, including the Columbia, Track and Dyno-Thane® brands of bowling equipment, announced William T. Scheid, president of Ebonite.

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Del Warren joins the Kegel management team

Kegel_HomeOfBowlingSolutions.jpg Lake Wales, Florida based Kegel Company has announced that Del Warren, formerly President of Track International, has agreed to join the Kegel management team. Del's first chore will be Vice President of The Kegel Training and Tournament Center as well as Director of Sport Research.

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