Joe Decker Retires From Tecnica After 34 Years of Loyal Service - SNEWS

Joe Decker Retires From Tecnica After 34 Years of Loyal Service

Joe Decker, Sales Representative for Tecnica/Blizzard retires after 34 years. Tecnica USA appoints Jeff Sale as Tecnica/Blizzard Sales Representative for Colorado.

WEST LEBANON, NH. (May 3, 2011) Joe Decker announced he is retiring from Tecnica/Blizzard after 34 years as sales representative in Colorado.

Joe's contribution to the company during his many years of service was acknowledged by Giancarlo Zanatta, Chairman and CEO of The Tecnica Group, “Joe was instrumental in positioning Tecnica as the leading performance ski boot brand in the U.S. His efforts are greatly appreciated and I would like to personally thank him for his dedication to our company over the past 3 decades.”

In celebration of Joe Decker's service to Tecnica, he and his wife Kathie will be celebrating his retirement from the Company at the international headquarters in Giavera del Montello, Italy this summer with the Zanatta family and other members of the international management team. The U.S. team will also be celebrating Joe's retirement this summer.

As a result of Joe's retirement, Tecnica USA announces the appointment of Jeff Sale to the position of Tecnica/Blizzard Sales Representative for Colorado. Jeff will represent all the alpine products for Tecnica and Blizzard, as well as the footwear collections for Tecnica.

Most recently Jeff served as North American Director of Sales for Spyder Clothing. For the 18 years prior to Spyder, Jeff was the Colorado Territory Manager for Salomon North America managing sales of all Salomon product categories. In addition to his work within Colorado, Jeff also served as National Key Accounts Manager at Salomon, overseeing business with many of the national chains and key accounts. His extensive experience and relationships in Colorado prepare him well to continue the momentum of the Tecnica and Blizzard brands.


Tecnica USA distributes Tecnica (ski boot, outdoor footwear, après ski) and Blizzard (skis).

Blizzard Sport USA is the distributor of Blizzard Skis in the United States. The Blizzard factory is located in Mittersill, Austria. Blizzard Sport USA is under The Tecnica Group umbrella where Blizzard and Tecnica operate as a single business unit in the United States. Current Olympic Silver Medalist, Reinfried Herbst has many victories on Blizzard skis. For more information on Blizzard, please go to

Tecnica is best known for quality, high performance driven product. Located in West Lebanon, NH, the company handles all sales and marketing efforts in the U.S. and collaborates on product development with the parent company Tecnica Spa located in Giavera del Montello, Italy. Tecnica began producing work and mountain boots in 1960, fast becoming a world leader in footwear design and development. It should be noted that Tecnica created the famed Moon Bootâ„¢ in 1970 and the first bi-injected plastic ski boot in 1973. For more information on Tecnica, please go to



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