Slinger Bag, the new sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for ball sports, has hired Tom Dye as chief operating officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the global operational and logistical management of the business. Dye has more than 35 years of senior management experience in diverse consumer goods and manufacturing segments at the international level. Previously, he served as chief operating officer at Prince Global Sports, and also as vice-president of international operations at Wilson Sporting Goods. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer at HazTek. Dye will be workng with Mike Ballardie, the former chief executive of Prince who has been running the Slinger Bag project for just over 12 months. Meanwhile, Slinger Bag has inked a five-year agreement with Framework Sports and Marketing, a British distributor of racquet sport accessories, to distribute its ball launcher across the U.K.