After 15 years, founder Cort Gariepy has stepped down as CEO of Rockwerx to head up the new business development division of Evo Rock + Fitness.
Former General Manager, Ralph Rogers, will be Rockwerx second ever CEO. Rogers was also the second employee hired on at Rockwerx, working from an entry-level position through all aspects of business operation and eventually up to General Manager. Ralph’s experiences at Rockwerx over the past 15 years have uniquely prepared him for this new role, giving him a great understanding and knowledge of the industry.
“Rockwerx is one of the very first American companies to build a climbing wall and after 15 years of being here, I am proud to lead a company that has built more climbing gyms than anyone else in the US. Moving forward we will build on that experience with discipline, professionalism and the highest possible standards for quality. Over the past year we have reached out to the best minds in our industry to develop new processes and procedures to support the products we have always believed in. Our focus is on building the BEST gyms out there. With our tried and true Gym Rock Concrete Wall System, the most durable climbing wall on the market, and now our highly competitive Gym Rock LITE plywood product, we offer the best hybrid system money can buy. I am excited to lead Rockwerx into what we all know is a bright future for our industry.”
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