Thursday, July 25, 2024

Aqualung Names Scott Rittschof As New North America President


Aqualung Group announced today it has named Scott Rittschof to be president of the company’s North America business unit.

Rittschof’s arrival “marks a new phase for Aqualung Group as the company looks to solidify its position as the worldwide leader in scuba diving and grow its freediving, swim, snorkeling, and paddling segments under brands including Aqualung, Apeks, Aquasphere, Omer, Military Professional, Stohlquist and U.S. Divers,” the company said in a press release.

Aqualung Names Scott Rittschof As New North America President
Aqualung Names Scott Rittschof As New North America President

Aqualung Group’s North American business accounts for half of the company’s revenue.

Rittschof joins the company as it approaches the completion of a multi-year transformation including a modernized operating model, new worldwide locations and large investments, according to Aqualung.

Aqualung Group Executive Chairman of the Board Bruno Cercley said:

“As Aqualung Group moves into the next stage of growth, Scott will play an important role in further solidifying our brand position in the very dynamic ‘blue outdoor’ segment. Speaking from my own personal and professional experience with Scott, he is the ideal leader to drive our transformation and efficiency improvement plans in North America as part of the global Group initiative.”

Rittschof most recently served as vice president of the Bike Division at Pierer E-Bikes North America. He also previously held leadership roles at the Pon Bicycle Group and Cycling Sports Group.

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.