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Company Overview of Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

Company Overview

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. manufactures sports equipment and apparel for baseball, hockey, basketball, and football. The company offers softballs, helmets, protective equipment, aluminum and wood baseball bats, gloves, basketballs, and accessories. The company sells its products through mass merchandisers, sporting goods retailers, and institutional sporting goods dealers. It supplies its products to professional, collegiate, interscholastic, and amateur organizations. Rawlings was founded in 1887 and is based in Fenton, Missouri. Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Jarden Corp.

510 Maryville University Drive

Suite 110

St. Louis, MO 63141

United States

Founded in 1887



Key Executives for Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 47
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 57
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Vice President - Worldwide Baseball Affairs
Age: 69
Vice President - Sales
Age: 57
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. Key Developments

Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc. Names Jeff Fiorini as Chief Operating Officer

Rawlings Sporting Goods Co. Inc. named Jeff Fiorini as its chief operating officer. Fiorini will oversee the supply chain, product development and engineering, information technologies and business planning and analysis functions of all Jarden Team Sports brands, including Rawlings, Worth Sports, Miken, deBeer, Gait and Jarden Sports Licensing. In his new role, Fiorini will report directly to Robert Parish, president and CEO of Rawlings. Fiorini formerly was vice president/general manager of the fluid and electrical distribution division of Eaton Aerospace Group. He also has held executive jobs for Golf Pride, Mizuno USA and Wilson Sporting Goods.

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. Introduces First-of-its-Kind Batting Helmet Rating System

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced the introduction of the Rawlings Performance Rating(TM) (RPR(TM)) system, a first-of-its-kind batting helmet classification system designed to educate consumers on selecting and purchasing the best option of protective headwear based on expected pitch velocities covering all levels of baseball competition. As part of the RPR rollout, Rawlings also launched a new line of batting helmets tailored specifically for players facing advanced pitchers throwing at higher pitch velocities. The Rawlings S90(TM), Rawlings S80(TM) and Rawlings S70(TM) feature increased velocity protection against 90, 80, and 70 miles-per-hour pitch speeds, respectively, exceeding industry standard of 68 miles-per-hour pitch speed set by the National Operating Committee for Standards on Athletic Equipment. The new RPR batting helmets join the recently adopted Rawlings S100(R) Pro Comp(TM) as the new standard throughout Major League Baseball(R) and the original Rawlings S100, the exclusive batting helmet of Minor League Baseball(R). Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball.

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc.'s S100 Pro Comp Batting Helmet to Become MLB Standard

Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. announced its new S100 Pro Comp batting helmet will become the standard throughout Major League Baseball. The mandatory implementation of Rawlings' technologically-advanced batting helmet is outlined in the 5-year collective bargaining agreement signed in November 2011 by MLB and the MLB Players Association. Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet of Major League Baseball. Approximately 200 MLB players elected to wear the Rawlings S100 Pro Comp last year before the league-wide rule went into effect, including National League batting champion Buster Posey of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

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