TIPPMANN EXPANDING PAINTBALL PRESENCE IN EUROPE

05/22/2007

LUC AUDRIT HIRED AS EUROPEAN SALES & MARKETING MANAGER

BUFFALO GROVE, IL - Tippmann Sports, a leading manufacturer of high-performance paintball markers and related accessories, recently added Luc Audrit as European Sales and Marketing Manager. In his new role, Audrit will report to Brent Cunningham, Tippmann's Director of International Sales, and serve as the primary point of contact for all Tippmann dealers and distributors located in Europe. Audrit will also manage the company's European marketing efforts, including Tippmann's Millenium Sponsorship and numerous Big Games the company sponsors throughout the region.

Prior to joining Tippmann, Audrit served as Director of Sales and Marketing for Marine Power Europe Inc., a division of Brunswick Corporation, Lake Forest, Illinois. At Marine Power, Audrit managed the company's network of 18 distributors and oversaw the implementation of key marketing and advertising initiatives.

"Luc has a tremendous amount of experience managing dealers and distributors in the thriving European marketplace and he will be a wonderful addition to the Tippmann team," Cunningham said. "Europe has become an important segment of our business and we wanted to invest in the resources necessary to maximize service to our customers there. By establishing a full-time presence in Europe, we'll be able to provide more comprehensive service, including product training, inventory management and marketing support."

For additional details regarding Tippmann Sports or Luc Audrit and his new responsibilities with the company, please call 1-800-533-4831 or visit www.tippmann.com.

For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the growing paintball and airsoft industries from its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tippmann Sports' complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

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