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Boa Technology names Shawn Neville CEO

Published June 6, 2017

DENVER (BRAIN) — Boa Technology Inc. has named longtime footwear industry executive Shawn Neville its new CEO.

Neville was formerly chairman and CEO of footwear company Aerosoles Group. He remains a board member of Zildjian Percussion. Neville also previously worked as president and CEO at Footaction USA, where he oversaw the company's acquisition of the Saucony shoe brand.

"I am very fortunate to be joining Boa at this exciting time in its history. I am very impressed with Boa's deep commitment to creating high-quality innovative solutions that improve the fit and performance of our brand partners' products, and I look forward to our next chapter as we invest further in innovation, our brand partnerships, and the Boa brand and team," Neville said.

Gary Hammerslag, chairman of the board at Boa, said, "I am confident that with Shawn's successful track record and passion for innovation, brand building, team building and this industry, the next chapter of Boa will be even stronger.

"From our humble beginnings in 2001, when we created a breakthrough closure system for snowboard boots, Boa now works with over 300 premier brand partners around the world that have created products with over 80 million Boa dials, improving how consumers experience fit and performance. And we have only just begun," Hammerslag added.

Boa has more than 20 footwear partners in the cycling industry, including Shimano, Bontrager, Specialized, Giant, Scott, Garneau and Five Ten.

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