Global Surf Industries CEO & Founder Mark Kelly takes over full ownership

Mark Kelly, GSI founder and CEO

Mark Kelly, GSI founder and CEO

Global Surf Industries CEO & Founder Mark Kelly takes over full ownership

27th August 2015 – Manly, Australia—Global Surf Industries announced today that the CEO and Founder Mark Kelly has taken full ownership of the company. In a statement to dealers Kelly said “it is a very great honour to be able to have 100% control 13 years after starting GSI. This transaction ensures that the core values of GSI will remain intact and that the company's focus on creating great products, providing great service and ensuring that there is a real ease of doing business with GSI will always be paramount."

For a more detailed look at GSI and how the company got its start, give our 10-year anniversary interview with Kelly a read.

"It is a very exciting time for myself and everyone at Global Surf Industries, this change in the ownership will allow our complete attention to be given to developing the business for the long term', said Kelly.

About Global Surf Industries: Founded in 2002, Global Surf Industries has become one of the largest Surfboard and Stand Up Paddleboard companies in the world. GSI has domestic operations in Australia, New Zealand and the USA, as well as distributors in 52 other countries. GSI's portfolio of brands consists of a mixture of both Licenced, Haydenshapes, Walden Surfboards, Tom Carroll Paddle Surf and Tom Wegener's Seaglass Project as well as GSI's own brands, 7S, Modern, Gnaraloo, Adventure Paddleboards and Trident Paddles.

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