The company was founded in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1950 by Howard Head,
an aircraft engineer who invented the first metal ski. Shortly after
the invention, Head became the leading ski manufacturer in the U.S. and U.K.; it was the primary product of the company during the 1950s and 1960s. In the late Sixties, a tennis division was created when Howard Head figured out a way of strengthening the racquet by introducing the aluminium frame. The idea became a success and was first introduced in the 1969 U.S. Open. Today, Head is one of the most successful sporting companies in the world, and their tennis racquets are used by many famous players, including Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic.