Golf News for Monday, November 4, 2013 | People

Tom Olsavsky joins COBRA Golf team as VP of research and development

CARLSBAD, Calif. -- COBRA PUMA GOLF announced that Tom Olsavsky has joined the COBRA Golf team as Vice President of research and development. Olsavsky brings over 23 years of diverse R&D experience to CPG, having spent the last seven years at Taylormade-adidas Golf where he was instrumental in the company's growth. His addition supports the strategic direction of the COBRA Golf brand and will bring a unique point of view and diverse skill set to the leadership team.

Olsavsky was the Senior Director of Product Creation at Taylormade, where he led multiple teams in product design, R&D and engineering to create a number of successful products across multiple product categories, with his most recent success coming in metalwoods development. Additionally, Olsavsky has held several other managerial positions within the golf industry. He spent six years at Titleist as the senior golf club engineer, where he was responsible for the research and development of new club programs.

"Tom is a great industry talent and we look forward to him continuing COBRA Golf's innovation of the game," said Bob Philion, president of COBRA PUMA GOLF. "His wealth of experience, industry knowledge and exceptional success will help us to continue our development of industry leading technologies. I'm confident that Tom will play a key role in our business growth and provide a great future for COBRA Golf."

About COBRA PUMA GOLF
COBRA PUMA GOLF is a corporate division of PUMA North America and combines two strong brands that provide a full range of offerings to the golf industry. COBRA PUMA GOLF is an inclusive company for golfers of all abilities, attitudes and styles who enjoy the game. The portfolio includes COBRA Golf's high performance drivers, fairways, hybrids and irons, as well as PUMA Golf's sport and lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories for both men and women. Fusing performance and style, COBRA PUMA GOLF brings a focus on innovation, technology, compelling design and superior performance with an edge to the global golf marketplace. COBRA PUMA GOLF is a part of PUMA SE, one of the world's leading sportlifestyle companies that designs and develops footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit puma.com/golf and cobragolf.com

Media Contacts:
Kristine Owens, COBRA PUMA GOLF, kristine.owens@cobrapuma.com; 760-710-3447
Kaitlin Andrews, Formula PR, cobrapumagolf@formulapr.com; 619-234-0345