BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, December 26, 2012 – Prince Global Sports, a global leader in racquet sports equipment through its Prince®, Ektelon® and Viking® businesses announced today that Miguel Rosa has joined the Prince®, brand as Business Development Manager Latin America. Rosa, a native of Brazil, joins Prince with a wealth of experience in the sports industry. Rosa spent the last seven years at IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he was instrumental in managing and growing the Bollettieri Tennis Program.
“I am excited to start a new challenge with Prince Global Sports and look forward to spending a lot of time in the market with our customers and partners across Latin America,” said Rosa. “I have always admired the long-term authenticity that Prince brings to the tennis business and I am honored to have been given the opportunity to deliver success and market leadership in Latin America.”
In 2013, Prince will be redoubling its focus on the Latin America market – a core tennis environment which has produced several top 10 players over recent years. Within his new role, Rosa will be tasked to identify the optimum business model for Prince across the Latin America region where he will work closely with Prince partners as well as with local tennis and squash federations within each individual market.
Rosa joins the current Prince Latin America team of Cynthia Mujica (Business Services), Maxi Salvi (Player Development Manager), Daniel Arahao and John Jaramillo (Promotional Representatives)andwill report to Mike Ballardie, Executive Vice President Brands. “ Latin America represents a significant growth opportunity for Prince across both its Tennis and Squash sub-brands,” remarked Ballardie. “In Miguel we have appointed a talented business leader whom through his knowledge and understanding of both the Latin American culture and racquet sports environment, will work with our business partners in the region to deliver sales and market share growth that will define our success.”
BORDENTOWN, New Jersey, (October 23, 2012) – Prince Global Sports, a tennis equipment and footwear company, announced on Tuesday it has renewed a partnership with the second-highest ranked Spanish player, David Ferrer. Ferrer will continue to use Prince’s EXO3 Tour 100 racquet, which propelled him to reach at least the quarterfinals in all four Grand Slams in 2012.
“David has been with Prince for many years, and we are proud to have him on our team. He is one of the most respected players on tour and his work ethic and style of play mirrors what it takes to get to the next level,” said Ken Merritt, Director of Player Development for Prince Global Sports. “Since he started playing with the EXO3 racquet, David has been consistently ranked in the top 5 on the tour. Our goal is to work closely with him to find equipment that can take his game into the top 3.”
Regarded by many as the fittest player on the ATP Tour, Ferrer claimed five ATP World Tour Titles in 2012. “I try to do my best on every point, and win as many matches as possible,” said Ferru, his commonly used nickname. “It is important that I use the best frame for my game – and that has always been Prince. They support me with the best racquets to raise my game.”
Ferrer plays his hometown event, the Valencia Open 500, through the end of the month. The tournament will be extra special for him as he says farewell to his fellow countrymen, and longtime Prince Team member, Juan Carlos Ferrero. A former World Number 1, Juan Carlos has won over 15 career titles, including the 2003 French Open Men’s Singles title. Ferrero announced that he will retire after his last match in Valencia and lost in his last match on Tuesday in the first round to Nicolas Alamgro.