Bluesign Technologies has appointed a dedicated staff for North America. It will be headed by Kevin Myette who has been named director of customer relationship management for the U.S. and Canada, servicing North American companies that are affiliated with Bluesign. Myette has worked for 26 years at REI, the U.S. speciality outdoor retail network, most recently as the head of product quality, research, testing and private label information systems. As a co-founder of the Sustainability Working Group within the Outdoor Industry Association, he was one of the creators of the Eco Index as well as of the Higg Index adopted by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.