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Aug 22, 2007

UST Names Robb Schikner Director of Engineering Design and Technical Sales

FORT WORTH, Texas – United Sports Technologies (UST®) today announced the appointment of Robb Schikner as its new director of engineering design and technical sales. Schikner, who brings more than 15 years of golf shaft design expertise to the company, will be a member of the executive planning committee and will oversee various aspects of product design and testing, material selection, and tour development activities. With more than five years experience in the area of technical sales, Schikner also will be responsible for maintaining and expanding UST’s business with club manufacturers.

Prior to joining UST, Schikner served in a similar senior-level position with a San Diego-based golf shaft company, where he was responsible for technical sales, engineering, product marketing and manufacturing.

“Robb’s broad experience will be a great asset to UST as we continue to develop innovative products the market demands and to grow our business in a competitive global environment," said Gene Simpson, vice president of sales and marketing for UST brands. "I look forward to having Robb as a member of our management team."

Schikner earned a master’s degree in engineering from Clemson University. He currently lives in San Diego with wife, Eliana and daughters Sulijah and Haley.

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UST® makes graphite golf shafts for golf consumers and supplies many original equipment manufacturers, such as Titliest, Ping, Nike, Callaway, Cleveland, TaylorMade, Adams, Nickent, Wilson, Sonartec and others. UST also produces and distributes such world-renown graphite shaft brands as Proforce, ACCRA, IROD and Frequency Filtered Putter shafts which are played in more than 100 tour events on the PGA, SPGA, Nationwide and European tours. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, UST operates four manufacturing facilities throughout the world and produces more than four million graphite shafts a year for original equipment manufacturers and custom club makers. For more information about UST, visit

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