Greg Mason Named TIA President; TIA Board of Directors Set for 2013-2014

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (Dec. 20, 2012) — Greg Mason, the vice president of sales and marketing for Head Penn, will be the president of the Tennis Industry Association for 2013-2014. He succeeds Wilson Racquet Sports General Manager Jon Muir, who was president for the last four years and remains on the TIA’s Executive Committee.

“I’m excited to assume this role and continue to build on the momentum this industry and the TIA has built over the past few years," says Mason. "Our focus will remain on growing the base of frequent players and improving the economic vitality of this industry.”

Mason has spent more than 25 years in the sporting goods industry in a variety of senior management roles, including the last 12 years at Head Penn Racquet Sports, where he is responsible for all marketing and promotions for the Head and Penn brands in the U.S. and directs the U.S. sales force and sales management team. His prior experience includes management roles in the outdoor industry while a vice president at Eastpak backpacks. He has also held sales management positions at Reebok USA and Puma North America.

“We've had a great TIA President and tennis industry ambassador in Jon Muir over the past four years," says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. "I'm looking forward to working alongside Greg as the TIA continues to focus our efforts as the trade association for the sport.”

In addition to Mason, the following have been named to the 2013-2014 TIA Board of Directors:

  • David Malinowski - Adidas
  • Fred Stringfellow - ASBA
  • Linda Clark - ATP World Tour
  • Eric Babolat - Babolat
  • Kai Nitsche - Dunlop
  • Meredith Poppler - IHRSA
  • Kevin Callanan - IMG
  • Dave Miley - ITF
  • Mark Stenning - Int'l. Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Chris Circo - Prince Americas
  • Dan Santorum - PTR
  • Tom Cove - SFIA (formerly SGMA)
  • David Egdes - Tennis Channel
  • Jeff Williams - Tennis Magazine
  • John Embree - USPTA
  • Dave Bone - USRSA
  • Kurt Kamperman - USTA
  • Jon Muir - Wilson Sporting Goods
  • Ilana Kloss - World TeamTennis
  • Stacey Allaster - WTA Tour