In honor of Manufacturing Day 2017, a day devoted to modern manufacturing and inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, we spoke with Ethan about his role in the manufacturing process here at Spark R&D. In the interview, he discusses how he became an engineer, his role and responsibilities at Spark R&D, and of course, how much he’s looking
Few at Spark have a longer tenure than our Machining Manager, Ethan Marcoux. He is the epitome of the work hard, play hard mentality that is common here at our HQ in Bozeman, MT. During the winter Ethan puts as many days on snow as just about anyone in the shop. His love of the
The Baker Splitfest is a meeting of the splitboard tribe and annual pilgrimage for the Spark crew. It is an event we look forward to every season. This year we took off from Bozeman eight deep in two vehicles with a couple of simple goals: 1) get shredders out on our gear via the demo, and
A decade has gone by since we unveiled a primitive prototype of the first splitboard specific binding on splitboard.com. It has been a fun, fulfilling, and really exciting time to go from concept to company.
Becca and Will Ritter, the co-owners of Spark R&D, were nice enough to take some time to chat with us for the podcast. We talked about how Spark R&D began, some highs and lows over the last 10 years, and their hopes for the future.
The onset of a New Year is always a fun time. It gives us a chance to reflect on what was, and get excited for what will or could be next year. A lot happens in a year both planned and unplanned. For instance, one year ago, I was in Tahoe trying to smile my
Let me introduce myself – my name is Dan Ventura and I’m the Marketing Manager at Spark R&D (That’s not me in the picture, that is Ryan, our interviewee today). I’m relatively new here and over the last few months I’ve been enjoying getting to know everyone at the company. This is certainly a dedicated