Paul Craig, co-founder and president of Rudy Project North America, has left the company to spend more time with his family and pursue philanthropic interests. He launched the company in 1998 with Brad Shapiro, growing it into a respected distributor of endurance sports eyewear, helmets, and racing gear.
“All good things need to come to an end,” says Craig, and I look forward to hanging out with my wife and three young kids, scuba diving, my bucket list, and promoting awareness of several causes I am passionate about. Launching Rudy and seeing it grow over two decades into the premier brand has been about as rewarding as it comes. I want to thank everyone who was integral to Rudy’s amazing success along the way and know that the team in place now is ready to take Rudy to the next level.”
Craig helped launch Rudy Project North America in 1998 with Shapiro, spearheading the company’s Denver office. Since then Rudy Project has grown into a powerhouse in the high-end sports market sponsoring tens of thousands of athletes, teams and organizations.
“We thank Paul for all his time and energy over the years. Everyone at Rudy wishes him well, says Shapiro, co-founder and principal of Rudy Project North America. Shapiro will take over the role of president.