Easton Sports, Inc. is manufacturer, marketer and distributor of sporting equipment, headquartered in Van Nuys, California. It operates as a unit of Performance Sports Group of Exeter, NH and currently employs more than 1,000 people worldwide in various distribution, manufacturing, sales and marketing capacities. Other operations are located in Salt Lake City, Utah; Scotts Valley, California; Mexico and Canada. The company was started by James D. Easton in 1922. His son James (Jim) L. Easton took over the company following his death in 1974.