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  Apr 19, 2014   |   Last update: April 17, 2014 @ 11:20 am

Green Bag: Peter Metcalf – The “Sustainable Why” behind the “What” in Business

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A Wallace Stegner Green Bag

Peter Metcalf, CEO/Lead-Founder, Black Diamond Inc.

12:15 – 1:15 pm, Sutherland Moot Courtroom
S.J. Quinney College of Law

1 hour CLE. Lunch provided.
Free and open to the public.


Peter Metcalf is the CEO/President of Black Diamond Inc (Nasdaq: BDE) parent company to Black Diamond Equipment, Gregory Mountain Products, POC, and Pieps, a company he co-founded in 1989 in Ventura, California out of the bankruptcy of the small Chouinard Equipment climbing company.

Peter relocated the $6million/year BD to the Wasatch Mountains of Utah in 1991 as he desired to have “location reside on the asset side of the balance sheet”. Since his founding of Black Diamond, Peter has been named the SBA’s Small Business Person of the Year from Utah (1995), Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2002, Utah), and Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 by Mountain West Capital Networks. In addition he and Black Diamond have received many other awards and recognitions for business leadership and cause-based activism on behalf of his community of fellow mountain, canyon, and crag enthusiasts.

Peter has authored articles for Inc. Magazine and been featured in an array of local, national, international business, and environmental publications. He is nationally recognized for his leadership in the creation of the recreational industry as force in public policy formulation. In 2013, Utah Valley University honored Peter with their prestigious “Excellence in Business Ethics Award” for BD’s unwavering and principled leadership in this regard. Later in the year, Save Our Canyons honored Peter & his wife, Kathleen, with their annual “Lone Peak Award” for leadership in Wasatch conservation issues. Finally in 2013 the American Alpine Club inducted Peter into the Bradford Washburn Museum’s Hall of Mountaineering Excellence for life-time achievement in the sport of American climbing & mountaineering. Prior to BD’s founding, Peter worked at the Patagonia/Lost Arrow Corporation, the Colorado Outward Bound School, and as an oil-field roughneck and a climbing guide (with hard technical first ascents to his credit from around the world). He lives in Park City with his wife. His passions remain business, the outdoors, and trying to make a difference for his community.