Black Diamond CEO Named Utah Entrepreneur of the Year


MountainWest Capital Network’s 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year award for significant entrepreneurial success, giving back to the community, and postiviely contributing to the “entrepreneurial climate” of Utah was presented to CEO and co-founder of Black Diamond Equipment, Peter Metcalf, in conjuction with the Utah outdoor recreation industry as a whole.

“The outdoor industry is a lot bigger than just one person,” said Metcalf. “I’m pleased to accept this award on behalf of Black Diamond and all the outdoor recreational entrepreneurs throughout Utah-an industry that provides thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars to the Utah economy each year.”


Metcalf founded Black Diamond in Ventura, California but relocated to Utah in 1991. In the past ten years Black Diamond has grown to be a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of innovative outdoor recreation gear and equipment.

President of MountainWest, Jason Watson praised Metcalf and entrepreneurs following suit, saying ” [he] has mixed a passion for outdoor recreation with a love for the wilderness and its preservation to embolden and strengthen the entire outdoor industry, because of the hardworking entrepreneurs who provide services and products for the iconic wilderness recreational areas throughout the state, the outdoor industry is one of the largest and most successful segments in Utah, which is now recognized as the center of the industry.”

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About Black Diamond
Celebrating its 21stth Anniversary, Black Diamond is a manufacturer of equipment for climbing, mountain sports, and freeride skiing. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond visit