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Robb Schikner: Chief Executive Officer
Andy Kerr: Vice President Sales
Don Rahrig: Vice President Engineering
Danny Le: Director of Marketing
Miki Cornett: Director of Finance
A subsidiary of Mamiya-OP (Tokyo, Japan), UST Mamiya was established in 1991 producing golf shafts for recreational and competitive golfers worldwide. The company was known as United Sports Technologies, Inc. until 2009, when it changed its name to UST Mamiya. UST Mamiya shafts can be purchased through authorized TSPX™ dealers, club fitters, and major retailers such as The GolfWorks, Hireko Golf and PGA Tour Superstore.
Distributed in 30-plus countries, UST Mamiya provides shafts to consumers, retailers, club-fitters and original equipment manufacturers including Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon, Cobra, Mizuno, PING, TaylorMade, Titleist, Wilson and more.
UST Mamiya maintains offices in California, Texas and Japan. UST Mamiya has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Bangladesh and their shaft lineup includes wood, iron, wedge, and putter shafts. Among the most well-known and widely played brands of UST Mamiya’s graphite shafts are: RECOIL, ATTAS, Helium, Proforce, and Elements.
The company also offers consumers the Swing-Fit Interactive Shaft Fitting System, which is designed to guide prospective shaft buyers step-by-step through the process of choosing the right shaft for their swings and ball flight expectations.
UST Mamiya’s shafts, bolstered by the Recoil shaft in the iron market, have been the top-selling aftermarket shaft in the United States the past 8 years. Thus, the company’s emphasis on making fitting resources available outside of a brick-and-mortar club shop isn’t surprising, as the popularity of the company’s wares lead them to believe with appropriate information, many roads will lead to UST.
An interesting point of differentiation between UST Mamiya and its competitors: The company also produces pole vaulting poles using the company’s Recoil technology.
By developing graphite iron shaft technologies, rather than focusing a diversification into steel, UST Mamiya has placed itself ahead of the pack in the growing market segment of better players switching to graphite shafts in their irons.