Global brand director: Joe Freitag.
Revenue: Not disclosed.
No. of local employees: 7 employees plus several sales staff.
Investors: Owned by Italy-based Luxottica Group.
Year founded: 1992.
Company description: Manufactures eyewear for participants in the action sports industry.
Key factors for success: Unique designs and innovative marketing.
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