Former professional skier Christian Mayer joins Huski Wear as Sales Manager Austria
We’re very happy to welcome Christian Mayer to the Huski Wear team as Sales Manager Austria. Besides being a former World Cup alpine skier, Christian has extensive experience in our industry, working for brands such as Elan, Tenson and Bliz Eyewear. Christian will be responsible for bringing Huski Wear to the Austrian market.
Christian’s former career as a professional alpine skier and his knowledge of the Austrian market – where alpine skiing is a national sport – will be a tremendous asset to us at Huski Wear. It gives us the toehold we need to break through in the Alpine region.
“Central Europe is a strategically important area to Huski Wear,” says CEO Magnus Liljeblad. “And while we’ll always be a digital-first brand,” he continues, “we believe that having ‘feet on the ground’ is necessary to put the Huski Wear brand in front of all the skiers in the Alpine region. And Christian is the person to do that. We wish him very welcome to the Huski Wear team!”
Get to know Christian Mayer
Christian spent an impressive 15 years of his life in the World Cup as a professional skier and was a member of the Austrian national team from 1987-2006. When he quit his racing career in 2006, he had partaken in no less than three Olympic Games:
- Albertville 1992
- Lillehammer 1994 (where he finished third in the men’s giant slalom)
- Nagano 1998 (where he finished third in the men’s alpine combined)
He can also add 7 World Cup victories and one overall giant slalom title (1993/1994) to his list of merits.
Since retiring from professional skiing, Christian Mayer has been Sales Manager for several well-known sports brands. He graduated from a course in Sports Management at the University of Klagenfurt in 2006, and was quickly picked up by renowned Slovenian ski brand Elan, where spent several years in sales and marketing, as well as product development.
Most recently, he’s been Sales Manager Austria for Swedish outdoor brand Tenson, as well as Swedish sports eyewear and helmets brand Bliz’ sales representative in Austria.