WHO ARE WE
AND HOW DID WE GET HERE?
Making new tracks, going fast, being first. There’s nothing like it, whether it’s being fastest on the hill, dropping into first descent, or finishing to the roar of the crowd, every competitor craves the feeling. What gets you there? Dedication, a willingness to take risks, harnessing resources to achieve your goals. For nearly three decades– since Day One – we’ve dedicated ourselves to developing leading-edge wax technology. We’ve spent our time making it easier for the wax user to succeed and, in doing so, we have succeeded.
DOMINATOR Wax was introduced in 1993 with the objective of offering top performance, ease- of-use, user safety, and low cost through innovation.
Founder and Technical Director Thanos Karydas is an avid skier and snowboarder with a PhD in chemistry and more than 50 international patents and publications. Our research and production facilities are in the Northeastern US and the waxes are distributed worldwide.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND HEALTH CONCERNS
Some of our greatest concerns at DOMINATOR are the health and safety of our users and saving our environment. In 1994, we proved to be 20 years ahead of other wax companies in addressing health and environmental concerns through our introduction of C6 fluoros. Our C6 fluoro waxes contain undetectable levels of the PFOA toxin, as opposed to the environmentally damaging and toxic C8 fluoro waxes available until recently from other companies. Along with the introduction of our C6 fluoro waxes, we published guidelines for waxroom safety.
Unlike other major wax companies, we complied with environmental law by receiving EPA clearance for our fluorinated waxes before introducing them to the US market.
DOMINATOR’s focus has been competition, and we maintain close relationships and test programs with top teams and technicians in all areas of snow sports. Thanos has familiarized himself with the challenges technicians face by working as a technician in four Olympics and dozens of World Cups, in most disciplines. Today, DOMINATOR offers products designed for every level from World Cup to recreational use. Our waxes make DOMINATOR a top contender across all snow sports disciplines, geographies, and venues. We will continue to innovate and offer products that meet the changing needs of snow sports without adverse effects on the safety of users and the environment.