HEAD bids farewell to Hermann Maier

October 14th, 2009

Following his successful switch to HEAD equipment in 2007, Hermann Maier yesterday announced the end of his legendary career.

The announcement marks the well earned retirement from competitive sport of one of Austria’s most successful skiers of all time. “We would like to congratulate Hermann on a brilliant career that has made him famous far beyond the world of skiing”, said HEAD NV CEO Johan Eliasch.

Hermann Maier is an exceptional athlete who has had a unique impact on the ski sport over the years. His record of 54 World Cup victories puts him second only to Sweden’s Ingemar Stenmark in the all-time rankings. And numerous Olympic and World Championship medals added further to the lustre of Maier’s career.

“We are extremely proud to have supported Hermann as part of the HEAD RACE TEAM. On a personal note, Hermann has been a great friend, and as a vivid racing enthusiast I would like to add; he is one hell of an athlete whose determination competitive spirit was always second to none in the history of skiing. Hermann’s retirement marks the end of an era in the history of ski racing and we wish him all the very best, and every success for the future”, Eliasch added.