Just as Dmitry exemplifies excellence on the platform, the line of equipment bearing his name will do likewise in how it’s designed, manufactured, and packaged.
Built from the ground up by a team with more than thirty combined years inside the functional equipment space, and paired with Dmitry’s twenty years as one of the most accomplished Olympic weightlifters in the world, Klokov Equipment will take advantage of our collective insight and experience to Demand the Impossible of our customers, and ourselves.
Thanks in large part to athletes like Dmitry and to the rapid rise of CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting is in a golden age, no longer relegated to the sidelines of the world’s stage. We believe the time has arrived for innovation within the equipment space of this sport, and are confident that we are the team that will bring the very best of that innovation to the olympic weightlifting world of today.
BEHIND THE SCENES
MEET THE TEAM
Ian Wilson, Principal & Co-Founder
A world champion athlete and coach in rowing, Ian values the dedication it takes to achieve success. Founder of several fitness equipment companies, including WattBike and Indoor Sport Services, he has spent the past 40 years guiding the development of a wide range of products distributed worldwide. With his knowledge, business experience, and inspiring leadership skills, Ian had played a an essential role in the creation and development of the Klokov Equipment team.
Words to live by: Never stop working.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: Excellent man.
First impressions of the new equipment: Brilliant.
Dmitry Klokov, Co-Founder
Committed to Demand the Impossible of himself each day, Dmitry is determined to spread his knowledge and passion for the sport of olympic weightlifting to athletes around the world. In addition to his incredible accomplishments in sport, he is also founder of RUS-WINNER in Russia and pursues a relentless schedule of weightlifting seminars across the globe. As the motivation and inspiration behind Klokov Equipment, Dmitry has been involved in all aspects of the companies development, and his approach to training and competition form the base of the company’s principals.
Words to live by: Demand the Impossible.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: Not bad. 😂 😂 😂 😂
First impressions of the new equipment: Ready for competition.
David Foster, CEO & Co-Founder
David has spent the majority of his life either competing, training or working in sports and supporting people, companies and causes he believes in. Having lead or co-founded new ventures for the last 20 years, he is excited to bring to the weightlifting world the unique partnership of Klokov Equipment, a company that represents the relentless pursuit of improvement.
Words to live by: Luck takes discipline.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: We will be good friends.
First impressions of the new equipment: This is a talented team.
Patrick Cummings, Video and Creative
Patrick has been pointing his camera at people lifting heavy & moving fast since 2006, when he helped found Again Faster Equipment. After nine years with the company, he left to pursue other opportunities. Beyond working on the team bringing Klokov Equipment to the world, he continues to work inside the world of CrossFit as a partner at Built By Bergeron.
Words to live by: Own your attention.
When I first met DK, I thought: I hope he doesn't break my hand when we shake.
First impressions of the new equipment: Vintage.
Stacy Scott, Brand Management & Marketing
Driven to provide quality products to athletes across the globe, Stacy has focused her efforts on product development and brand management for some of the leading equipment brands in the fitness industry. With over 10 years of experience in project management and marketing, she recently directed her creative and leadership skills to oversee the brand development of Klokov Equipment.
Words to live by: Work Hard. Be Kind. Keep Smiling.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: I wonder if he could lift me over his head...
First impressions of the new equipment: Sexy.
Erica Lima, Website Design & Social Media Presence
Erica has been helping clients develop their brand identity for over 10 years specializing in graphic design, website creation, and social media marketing. Erica strives to create a consistent and compelling presence in print and online. She understands that innovation is a team sport and thrives in a collaborative environment like Klokov Equipment.
Words to live by: Trust your instincts.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: Even better IRL (in real life).
First impressions of the new equipment: Meticulous.
Chris Michaud, Engineering Manager
Chris strives to build. Whether he is working with a pencil or walking the factory floor, he pushes every detail to its limits. His design and manufacturing experience includes over 350 physical product releases across multiple industries. Klokov Equipment welcomes his design, manufacturing, quality control experience along with a very serious sense of humor that is sometimes hard to read.
Words to live by: Do it better.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: Dmitry has a great quality that brings everyone to the next level. He just does it better.
First impressions of the new equipment: Thoughtful Design.
Dan Chu, Sourcing Manager
Daniel doesn't think of himself as a designer or engineer, but as a problem solver that gravitates towards innovative and practical solutions. With 10 years experience developing and exporting products while living in China, he has a unique ability to bridge international business, design and production.
Words to live by: What is beyond fear? Nothing.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: Relentless success.
First impressions of the new equipment: Throwback.
Mike has over thirty years of experience in finance, business advisory and reporting. He has worked in the corporate accounting sector and has held senior finance positions in both private and publicly traded companies.
He has extensive experience in financial reporting, including business acquisitions and subsidiary consolidation, SEC reporting, stock option plan administration and sales & use tax reporting, as well as financial and retirement plan auditing.
In other words, Mike is good at counting. Really good.
Words to live by: Act. Count. Think.
When I first met Dmitry I thought: "Clock-off," or "Cloak- off?"
First impressions of the new equipment: Heavy.