Industry Leader Tim Lord to Help Drive Combat

Combat announced the hiring of Tim Lord to serve as Director of Strategic Planning and Key Accounts, a newly created position at Combat.

COMBAT Names Director of Strategic Planning and Key Accounts

Industry Leader Tim Lord to Help Drive COMBAT

KENT, Wash. – September 28, 2015 COMBAT, a leading developer, designer and manufacturer of elite baseball and softball bats and apparel, announced today the hiring of Tim Lord to serve as Director of Strategic Planning and Key Accounts, a newly created position at COMBAT. Lord, a seasoned management executive with more than 20 years of experience, will lead COMBAT in these key areas and drive its continued growth.

“The prospect of being able to bring my passion and experience to a diamond sports company that is poised to make major strides like COMBAT was something that excited me,” said Tim Lord.

With a history of developing and delivering strategic road maps for sales, marketing, engineering and operations across multiple product categories, Lord has a proven track record of growing businesses and achieving results, most recently as Vice President at Jarden.  In that role, Lord helped manage the Rawlings, Worth and Miken brands, helping to increase market share and create new product and marketing platforms.

“Tim is a proven leader and his expertise and background fit nicely into our business, especially during this time of growth and investment,” said Bob Colburn, COMBAT General Manager.  “When you look at our progress in diamond sports since joining Performance Sports Group and consider our plans to grow our bat line up, apparel and team uniform business, Tim brings a high caliber  of experience to help guide our continued strategic development.  We’re very excited to bring him on board.”

“This is truly a transformative time for COMBAT,” said Don Cooper, Director of Sales and Marketing. “COMBAT is a very unique brand with a full line offerings of bats, and we are heavily investing in custom apparel and uniforms, and we are working hard to widen our customer base.  We have always been a leading innovator and a brand built on technology but driven by culture and Tim is a perfect fit as we continue moving forward.”