Redondo Beach, CA - Last weekend Body Glove pulled out all the stops to celebrate their 60th year in business. The party was held at the Chart House in Redondo Beach, California, the city where the company was founded in 1953. It invited past and present partners, team riders, special guests, as well as friends and family to celebrate the accomplishment.
Alex Gray, who served as master of ceremonies, stated, "As a Body Glove team rider for the past 16 years, I don’t really think of myself as a team rider, I feel that I am a part of the family. On behalf of anyone who has ever worn a Body Glove suit, 'thank you' to the Meistrells for welcoming us into your family."
As a symbol of the brands strength around the world, international partners brought sand from their respective countries to pour together in a symbolic sand ceremony. Locations included Japan, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, Malaysia, Redondo Beach and many more. Russ Lesser, President of Body Glove International, was presented a lifetime achievement award by the Meistrell family.
"I am honored to have been presented with this award. I met Bill and Bob 51 years ago and because of them, my life and my families lives have been much better. I will always be greatful to the Meistrell family for what they created," says Russ Lesser, President of Body Glove International.