Eric and Marianne Allenspach started waterskiing in their early thirties – but have been snow skiing ever since they could walk. In snow skiing releasable binding systems have been the standard for almost 50 years, protecting millions of sports enthusiasts from serious bone- and joint injuries.
Living an active lifestyle with plenty of outdoor activity, preventing injuries is an important consideration, especially getting older... and they sure want to enjoy waterskiing for many more years to come. Therefore they are both thrilled to be a part of OB4 Systems.
Eric worked for a large reinsurance company for 23 years dealing with risk evaluation of complex technical systems in aviation and space. He successfully managed various startup operations, working with a worldwide client base and leading multi-national teams. Starting with an MBA Eric additionally had training in England and Switzerland in satellite monitoring and steering systems to understand the interaction of different satellite components thus enabling him to feel very comfortable with complex technical matters.
Marianne has been in sales and marketing for 25 years. She has proven her entrepreneurial abilities with two successful startup companies in international and national distribution and marketing.
Mike Mosley has been involved with the sport of waterskiing for 40 years. He has participated as a competitor, official, driver, coach, and organizer. As a competitor, he has finished in the top 10 places at nationals numerous times in slalom and overall. Mike has held an open slalom rating and set the Alabama State Men 3 slalom record at one buoy at 41' off. As a rated senior judge, senior driver and tech controller, he has officiated at some 300 American Water Ski Association competitions. Mike also is a strong supporter of collegiate water skiing.
As a waterskiing coach, Mike has worked with many regional, national, and world competitors. While coaching his own children, he established a strong junior development program in the state of Alabama. He also became involved with disabled waterskiing, coaching USA team members at five World Championships.
Because of his success with these programs, Mike was honored by USA Water Ski and the US Olympic Committee as developmental coach of the year for waterskiing.
Over the years, Mike has been involved with the water sports industry as well. He worked at several marine dealerships. He has also been involved in different capacities with tournament boat manufacturers and waterski companies.