It’s official, Rob Dyrdek has bought back Alien Workshop and the rest of DNA Distribution. Official press release below:
Rob Dyrdek Acquires DNA Distribution from Burton
20 year skateboarding veteran, television star and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek announced today that he has acquired DNA Distribution which includes skateboarding brands Alien Workshop, Habitat and Reflex, from Burton. The combination of Dyrdek’s brand loyalty and financial strength, with the unparalleled design and quality of DNA’s skateboarding products, will enhance the brands ability to participate more aggressively in the growing
Confirming the previous purchase buzz, Dyrdek has been in discussion with Burton and DNA Distribution through out the last year. “It’s hard to put into words what an amazing opportunity this is for me. I am extremely proud to now own the company that first sponsored me 20 years ago,” stated Dyrdek, President of Dyrdek Enterprises. “DNA has truly amazing brands that have incredible growth potential, and I look forward to helping guide these brands over the next 20 years.”
“It’s been an honor to call DNA part of the Burton family for the past four years,” stated Jake Burton, Founder and CEO of Burton Snowboards. “And as we look to the future, I have no doubt that DNA is in extremely good hands given Rob’s history with the brands and the sport. On behalf of everyone at Burton, we wish them all the best.” “We look forward for what’s to come with Rob and DNA,” said Chris Carter, General Manager and Co-Founder of DNA. “Rob has shown his dedication for the past 20 years and we are excited to continue to build the brands.” Carter will continue to oversee DNA Distribution in Dayton, Ohio, while Dyrdek will consult directly on all marketing and creative from his Los Angeles based office.
In conjunction with the purchase announcement, “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” will wrap up its fifth season on Monday April 23, 2012 at 10/9c on MTV with a finale episode featuring a comedic look at Rob purchasing the Alien Workshop and finding out that he in fact, actually has real alien DNA.