The company has begun a search for Messmer’s permanent replacement.
Escalade also reported $1.1 million in profit for the quarter ended March 24, down from $1.7 million a year earlier. Revenue of $33.5 million rose from $32.8 million.
The company attributed the decrease in profit to higher costs and lower income from its European joint ventures. Escalade also withdrew its previous plan to increase the size of its board from six to seven directors.