In early 2004, Stohlquist merged together in partnership with Aqua Lung to capitalize on the synergies each has in the personal flotation business, both above and below the water. As president with the vision, Jim Stohlquist continues to steer the company providing the leadership and guidance from a strong platform of partners at Aqua Lung. Surely enough, Jim is an avid scuba diver, but his focus remains heavily on this passion for paddlesports product... innovation, performance and excellence. We have committed a lifetime to watersports and our long line of innovative and unique products have been the natural result.
From the early days in the late 70's when the company operated in close proximity to the Numbers section of the Arkansas river, the focus has been on making the best possible product. As one of the first companies designing gear for paddlers and one of the few original designers left, Stohlquist continues to lead with innovative products designed for the true water-lover.