The SCOTT Sports family is in shock after receiving the tragic news that Hervé Maneint, Ski & Ski boot Senior Product Manager, has died in a skiing accident in Chamonix, France this past Friday afternoon. Hervé, born 1961, was hit by a falling rock when skiing with two mountain guides and one other person; he died instantly.
Hervé Maneint had worked for SCOTT since 2000. He was responsible for the entire Ski and Ski boot development at the company and a great ambassador for the passion of skiing beyond SCOTT.
Beat Zaugg, CEO of SCOTT, says, “The passing away of Hervé Maneint is a shock for the entire company. We have lost more than just an enthusiastic employee. Hervé lived his profession with an incredible dedication. To him, his job was not work; it was his passion. Hervé was larger than life. He was loud, humorous, always had strong opinions, he could be annoying, irritating, but, above all he was alive and passionate. He loved his work, his skis, his boots, the sea and the mountains, his family, his wife and his two sons. And he had such a big heart. I know that this is a shock for our whole organization, but we will find the courage to go on to maintain his life spirit and the passion he had for his work.”