Big news in splitboard-land as Voile Manufacturing announced their acquisition of Reno based Sentury Snowboards. Sentury will close it’s doors and owner Ben Harmon will relocate to Utah to work with Voile, bringing with him over 10 years of snowboard design and production experience. We’re stoked on the news and can’t wait to see the Voile splitboard line evolve. Congrats guys!
Voile Manufacturing Acquires Sentury Snowboards of Reno, Nevada, Hires Founder Ben Harmon
Salt Lake City, Utah, January 10, 2012 – Continuing a strong commitment to US based manufacturing of splitboards and skis, Voile Manufacturing acquired boutique, high quality manufacturer, Sentury Snowboards of Reno Nevada in September 2011.
Started by founder and engineer Ben Harmon in 2000, Sentury has been the recipient of the ISPO brand new award for lightweight composite snowboard design as well as X-Games medal winners and Olympians have ridden Sentury boards.
Ben joins the Voile team to head up R&D and manufacturing of Voile splitboards and snowboards.
Along with a MS in Engineering, Ben brings to Voile over ten years experience of progressive design and production of snowboards and splitboards. Ben was also instrumental in setting up design and manufacturing of the hot new brand Moment Skis in Reno, Nevada.
Voile welcomes Ben to the team as we look forward to pushing the design of Voile splitboards into a bright future.
With designs that began in 1991, Voile continues to lead the splitboard market with it’s simple and reliable splitboard hardware system. Most major snowboard brands have adopted the Voile system for their brand splitboard.
While the Sentury brand name will not go forward, much of Ben’s designs/products, customized manufacturing equipment, and vision will live on in a big way under the Voile brand. “Ben has been a good friend to Voile since 2005 when we first met. We have shared information, encouraged and supported the production of Sentury splitboards. We have been trying to hire him ever since. We are psyched to be finally working with him under the same roof!”