October 25, 2016 1:26 AM ET

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Company Overview of Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Company Overview

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. manufactures sporting goods for baseball, tennis, golf, football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, fast pitch softball, badminton, platform tennis, racquetball, squash, and pickle ball sports. The company offers gloves, custom gloves, baseballs, apparel, protective gear, gear bags, accessories, stock uniforms, and custom uniforms for baseball; rackets, strings, tennis balls, bags, grips, accessories, shoes, and apparel for tennis; drivers, irons, woods and hybrids, wedges, putters, golf balls, bags, complete sets, accessories, and gloves for golf; footballs, custom footballs, protective gear, gloves, mouth guards, accessories, stock uniforms, and custom uniforms for ...

8750 West Bryn Mawr Avenue

Chicago, IL 60631

United States

Founded in 1913





Key Executives for Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Chief Executive Officer of Amer Group and President of Amer Group
Age: 60
Chief Financial Officer of Amer Sports Corporation and Senior Vice President of Amer Sports Corporation
Age: 66
Executive Officer
Executive Officer
Executive Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Key Developments

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Introduces its 2017 Blade Performance Tennis Racket Line Featuring CountervailĀ® Technology

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced the introduction of four new high performance rackets to its Blade performance tennis franchise that feature Countervail technology. Countervail is a patented, one-of-a-kind, layered carbon fiber, originally designed for the aerospace industry to dissipate vibrational energy in airplanes and space vehicles. Wilson LABS, the innovation hub at Wilson, has strategically placed precise amounts of the technology into specific areas of each Blade racket frame to give tennis players meaningful and cumulative physiological benefits over time, including maximum energy, particularly in late sets or long matches, and less fatigue. As a result, athletes will have more control over his/her shots and recover from training and matches faster. Countervail is unlike any racket material ever introduced in the tennis industry in the way it minimizes the effects of vibration. Importantly, this technology is undetectable by a player, which means the feel of the racket is maintained, while control and accuracy is maximized. ATP ranked #6 Milos Raonic transitioned to his new Blade racket with Countervail in January 2016, and is the first professional athlete to use the technology on tour.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. to Relocate Global Headquarters to Downtown Chicago in Late 2017

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the company will relocate its global headquarters to downtown Chicago in late 2017. The move will bring approximately 400 Wilson team members to the company's new location in the iconic Prudential Plaza building, located at 130 East Randolph Street.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Unveils New Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph Racket

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. unveiled the new Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket. The racket is the result of an 18-month collaborative, co-creation process between Roger Federer and Wilson Labs, the innovation hub at Wilson. Together with Roger Federer, Wilson sought to radically change the current design standards in performance tennis rackets. The new 2017 Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket has been designed with sleek, modern elements to communicate Roger Federer's elegant playing style and boldness on the court. The racket's look is grounded in two high quality paints, Black Velvet and Tuxedo Black. The matte Black Velvet paint provides a smooth, soft, light-absorbing finish that has been engineered to create a "feel," or tactile experience, for attacking players like Roger Federer. These types of finishes and paint have not been previously used in the tennis industry. The outside throat of the racket features the Pro Staff logo as individual sliver chrome letters that are laser etched into the racket, which required the Company to develop a new manufacturing process to support this textural element. Small pops of red include a Wilson branded butt cap. The inside of the racket's throat carries Roger Federer's signature and an image of his face for added personalization. These features are accompanied by the language Designed with Roger in Switzerland. Engineered in Chicago. And a special feature of the new racket design is a simple, elegant-looking chrome grommet medallion that seamlessly connects the grommet strip to the racket frame. The new Wilson Pro Staff line includes the RF 97 Autograph and four other models designed for a variety of attacking players. Importantly, Roger Federer requested Wilson produce two lighter weight versions of the racket - the Pro Staff 97 LS and Pro Staff 97 ULS - in his signature black on black design specifically for young tennis players. Hallmark technology features of the new 2017 Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph are similar to Roger Federer's previous racket, including a wider racket beam providing a significant boost in power and larger headsize than on previous generations of the racket, which produce a larger sweet spot. The racket uses braided graphite to maintain the pure, consistent feel that players have come to know and love in the Pro Staff line.

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