Spring CIE Speaker Series featuring Geoff Fox
Geoff Fox '62
Founder of Fox Head Inc./Fox Racing
Tuesday, April 28, 7 pm, Recital Hall
So how does a Santa Clara University Physics professor make the jump to found one of the largest and most recognizable brands among action sports enthusiasts? Attendees of the Spring CIE Speaker Series on April 28 enjoyed Geoff Fox '62, Santa Clara University graduate and former professor, as he shared his story of the evolution of Fox Head Inc., one of the largest, if not the largest action sports clothing company still privately owned.
Geoff’s exciting journey spans everything from capturing the National Hot Rod Association national record for both speed and elapsed time in the C gas coupes & sedans with a 1955 Chevy while a senior undergraduate student at SCU to becoming a partner of Grand Prix Cycles. Geoff’s ride also includes a mail order motocross parts business, creation of a shop manual, his own catalog business: Moto-X Fox, creation of Fox Shox and Fox Airshox, Team Fox Racing and the evolution of Fox Head Inc. featuring clothing and accessories both functional for riders and fun for anyone off the track.
Geoff received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Santa Clara University and his PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) where he also did his post-doctoral work before coming back to Santa Clara University as a Physics Professor. He and his wife, Josephine, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary this year. They are very active in the Santa Clara German Studies Summer Language Program in Freiburg Germany and look forward to the trip with SCU students each year. Geoff and Josie have four children who all work full-time for Fox Head Inc., headquartered in Morgan Hill with additional offices in Newport Beach, California and Newcastle, UK. The Fox Family
As taken from Fox Head Inc.:
Today, Fox remains a family owned and operated business, with the second generation working full-time at the company. During the last three decades, Fox Racing has become an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market with its famous Fox Head logo seen worldwide. In doing so, the family has held steadfast to Geoff Fox's original goal of making the best motocross products money can buy.*
This event was co-sponsored by the CIE and the Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences.
*COPYRIGHT 2009 FOX HEAD INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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