Considering they sold out of all their boards except 2 styles this year I highly doubt it. They have VERY little overhead and a lot of business. I watched them ship a prepaid order for around 500 boards this summer to Korea that was prepaid.... I didn't even know they snowboarded that much in.Korea.
I'm guessing he is a regional rider and whoever the regional Rep is sponsoring him may be the.one with the issue. Brands don't pay regionals, some(very few) regional riders get paid by regional reps.
They did recently fire a production manager for fucking up to many times.... One of the owners took over that for now though....