Everyone at the European Outdoor Group was saddened to hear of the recent death of Pascal Aymar. Pascal was a long-time friend and colleague of our team, and of many more people and businesses in the outdoor and sports sector. He will be fondly remembered and much missed.
Jean-Marc Pambet, former Salomon CEO and EOG Vice President, has written the following, which is a very fitting tribute to Pascal:
“Wednesday May 6th, Pascal Aymar has just left us. His big heart stopped after beating so much … for us. We already miss his big voice and his big mane. He carried his ideas high, pushed them, liked to debate, to argue but always with the aim of making us move forward together.
“It is difficult to think of our outdoor family without Pascal. He is associated with great moments, great adventures in which he has led many of us. Each time his determination, his convictions gave us his energy with his personal style: a cocktail of joviality, enthusiasm and above all conviviality.
“Pascal loved sport. It was his life and his passion. He loved sport because it allowed everyone to cultivate their personal development but also the sense of the collective. As a rugby player, he had the art of passing the ball back. Always present, always committed, he knew how to step aside to leave the real actors in the spotlight.
“Pascal was one of those outstanding personalities that we noticed at gatherings: present, determined without taking over the leadership. As much as he spoke, sometimes passionately and forcefully, he also accepted and defended the group's decisions. And if sometimes our battles could lead to sulks, they were quickly settled over a good drink.
“Always focused on the future, Pascal invited us to plan to build tomorrow together.”
Pascal Aymar leaves a wonderful legacy from a long and distinguished career in our industry. At this very sad time, we express our deepest sympathies to Pascal’s family.