Having seen Craig Pollack in action from his start at Rocky Mountain, none of this surprises me at all. Many people loved the work at Race Face but intensely disliked working for/with CP. He didn't "build" Race Face, it was as much as given to him when it split away from Rocky. When one realizes that he was hired by Grayson Bain you can see the apple does not fall far from the tree.
Grayson, as well, had family members on the RMB payroll and was a week away from having the doors locked by the banks in the early '90s. Only an investor with deep pockets saved the company at that time.
Race Face suceeded to this point in spite of CP not because of him. Am I surprised that his true colours finally showed-no, but I am surprised that he managed to destroy a great brand that a lot of people put their heart [HTML_REMOVED] soul into and screw it into the ground. The truly passionate folks were the ones on the floor not in the boardroom.
I personally hope Craig never makes another dime on the bike industry. He deserves nothing at this point.