Through our investigation The Catshack discovered the Wikepedia entry as it pertains to Dye best seemed to provide a brief synopsis of the company as follows:
DYE Precision, Inc. is a manufacturer of paintball markers and equipment based in San Diego, CA with offices in London, United Kingdom and Taiwan. Founded in 1994, DYE is one of the oldest companies in the sport. It manufactures a wide range of paintball equipment, as well as the popular Dye Matrix ™ line of markers. The “DYE” in “DYE Precision” is an acronym for “Dave Youngblood Enterprises.” Dave Youngblood is DYE’s founder and CEO.
Enter company representative Jake Senecal. Jake agreed to give us even more insight into Dye as a company and some of the products and sponsored teams that have helped make the company all that it has become today.
When, where and why was the idea to create a company called Dye Precision Inc. first born? and who all were behind its beginnings?
Dye began when Dave Youngblood, a well known name for becoming pro at the age of 14, decided to make barrels for his friends in his garage. His first run of 100 barrels sold in 2 weeks. Word spread on what a good product Dave had made, and thus came Dave Youngblood Enterprises, and the Boomstick ™
Over the years of Dye’s existence here in the paintball community, what would be some of the greatest highlights for the company?
The releases of the Matrix ™ marker and the Rotor ™ loader were big highlights not just for Dye, but for the sport itself. These products became the new standard for paintballers, and improved the sport as a whole.
Who would be some of the people that make Dye what it is today?…what are their job titles and what do they do with the company?
CEO Dave Youngblood is obviously the reason DYE is here. Robin Niehaus is the Operations & Sales Manager, and helps keep the company progressing. Bryon Benini is the General Manager, and makes sure the company’s product and image is the best possible. Egi Kaakkola, Billy Wing, and Adam Thorp do extensive work with the R&D team to design the best markers in paintball. Geof Killen is the longest US technician running and has our San Diego tech department on task so customers can continue to use our products for years on end. Mikko Huttunen keeps the company’s positive image running at events all over the world. There is an extensive list of employees in different countries that do their part to keep the company running
Dye is proud to sponsor the LA Ironmen, London Nexus, Tampa Bay Damage, Toulouse Tontons, JungleBoys, and the Budapest Bullets. Dye teams represent their company well and win tournaments in doing so. There isn’t anything else a company can ask from their teams.
Where can we expect to see some Dye presence through the rest of 2010?
Dye will be at PSP Phoenix 2010 this weekend. Be sure to stop by the semi and see what’s out for 2010! As usual, Dye will attend all PSP events, offering tech help and sales.
On the recent PSP Pheonix last weekend Jake had this to say….
I thought the venue was great, it’s awesome to be next to the stadium and the grass was perfect for paintball. 2010 is definitely a new year, and Phoenix showed that to the paintball world. Dye is proud of all its teams, and Damage really stepped it up with a close 2nd, showing that they are a force to be reckoned with. Dye’s very own Nuskool Wrecking Crew got 2nd in D2, and 3rd in D4, and we are very proud of their performance. The Ironmen were proud to debut their new roster now including Adam Geis and Ryan Cohen. The Dye truck was out there showing what’s hot for 2010 and helping matrix/proto/NT owners. All in all, it was a great weekend in sunny Phoenix, AZ.
What would be some of the products that make Dye what it is today and what sets those same products apart from other similar products currently on the market today?
As I mentioned before, Dye prides itself on the release of revolutionary products. The Matrixes ™ changed a lot and they can be seen on any given weekend at any given field around the world. The Rotor ™ created a new level for paintball technology and ease of maintenance. But it all started with the creation of the Boomstick ™ Barrel.