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    Sympatex creates “Chief Sustainable Community Manager” position


    Sympatex has created a new position within the company called ”chief sustainable community manager and head of storytelling” and recruited Kim Scholze , former outdoor community manager and developer of ISPO Munich ’s sustainability strategy, to fill the role. Scholze brings more than 20 years of industry experience in ...

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    New addition to H.A.D.’s digital marketing team


    Source: Linn Poppen Linn Poppen has joined the team of the German brand Pro Feet Functional Wear as digital marketing sales manager. Poppen joins Pro Feet from competitor Buff / Elan Central Europe , where she spent the last four years ...

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    Haglöfs promotes head of sustainability to management team


    Source: Haglöfs Elaine Gardiner Swedish outdoor brand Haglöfs has decided to add its head of sustainability, Elaine Gardiner , to the company’s management team, retroactive to Jan. 2021. Gardiner joined Haglöfs in early 2019 as its new head of sustainability to take the brand’s ...

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    Ortlieb strengthens its management team


    Ortlieb , the brand known for its waterproof bike and outdoor equipment made in Germany, has expanded its management team. Managing directors Hartmut Ortlieb and Jürgen Siegwarth were joined by former sales manager Martin Esslinger on Feb. 1. Esslinger has been with the company since 2016 and ...

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    Pelican Products hires VP of worldwide supply chain


    On Feb. 1, Jeffrey Goldberg assumed his position as vice president of worldwide supply chain at U.S. protective case manufacturer Pelican Products . In this new position, Goldberg is responsible for supply chain policies, strategies and practices that help achieve Pelican’s global manufacturing goals. His focus is on supplier ...

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    VF appoints new global president for Icebreaker


    Jan Van Mossevelde is VF Corp ’s new global president for the Icebreaker brand. Succeeding Greg Smith , who has resigned, Van Mossevelde will be working out of the brand’s international head office in Auckland, New Zealand, while reporting to Martino Scabbia Guerrini , president of the EMEA ...

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    Cascade Designs with two new additions to its product development team


    The product development team of Seattle-based Cascade Designs , owner of the Therm-a-Rest , Mountain Safety Research ( MSR ), Platypus, SealLine and PackTowl brands, has gained two new members with Kalon Pilmanis and Jeff Moberg . Kalon Pilmanis Pilmanis joins ...

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    Salewa France will reportedly have a new head and strategy


    According to an exclusive report by , Pierre-Jean Touchard will leave Salewa France , of which he is managing director, within a few weeks. Touchard has been with Salewa since 2003. Touchard’s departure has been confirmed by Stefan Rainer , director of sales at Salewa France, who told ...

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    Second family generation joins the management of Stevens


    With Kim , Julian and Jacob von Hacht , the children of the company’s founders Werner and Wolfgang von Hacht , the second generation of the owner-managed family business Stevens Vertriebs GmbH is joining the management of the Hamburg-based bicycle equipment manufacturer. Fred Schierenbeck is ...

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    ​New agenda, new board member at ZEG


    Source: ZEG Fred Schierenbeck In order to continue offering customers high-quality, state-of-the-art products in the future, the supervisory board and management board of Europe’s largest bicycle dealer group and cooperative, ZEG ( Zweirad-Einkaufs-Genossenschaft eG ), have launched a holistic, long-term corporate strategy. An important part ...

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    Fox Factory welcomes new board member


    U.S. shock absorber and suspension manufacturer Fox Factory Holding Corp. has appointed Sidney Johnson to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1. Johnson brings more than 25 years of operational excellence and global supply chain experience in the technology, global mobility and automotive manufacturing industries to the company, ...

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    Bafang relies on internal solution for Brandsen successor


    Chinese e-bike drivetrain manufacturer Bafang Electric (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. has promoted Gary Xu to succeed Jack Brandsen , who is reportedly leaving the company March 31. As European regional manager of Bafang Electric Motor Science-Technology B.V. in the Netherlands, Xu – who previously held management responsibilities ...

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    Cascade Designs with three new hires


    Cascade Designs , the U.S. company that owns the Therm-a-Rest , Mountain Safety Research ( MSR ), Platypus , SealLine and PackTowl brands, has announced the addition of three new members to its product development and marketing teams: Kalon Pilmanis will serve as senior director of ...

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    New President Americas at Thule Group


    Hilary Hartley has been named Thule Group’ s Americas business area president and will join the global corporate leadership team, reporting to CEO and president Magnus Welander in Sweden. Fred Clark , who currently holds the role of Americas region president and announced his decision to retire last ...

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    Bafang Europe’s GM to leave the company


    After six years as general manager of Chinese e-bike drivetrain giant Bafang in Europe, Jack Brandsen will leave the Wijchen, Netherlands-based company on March 31. Brandsen joined Bafang Electric Motor Science-Technology B.V. in 2014, where over time he built a strong team of service, sales and administrative ...

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    Helinox strengthens European team to build on recent growth


    Helinox , a British manufacturer of outdoor furniture and other products for outdoor living, has hired Helen Bridge as head of its European operations and customer service. The company also plans to further strengthen its customer service team with the appointment of an e-commerce coordinator in the coming weeks. ...

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    Ruff Cycles expands management team


    After steady growth in recent years, German Ruff Cycles founder and CEO, Petar “Pero“ Desnica , has promoted his old school friend and head of marketing, Tuong “Mark“ Ngauv , to the management board. Both will now steer the manufacture, which has attracted attention with eye-catching choppers and cruisers ...

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    Arne Arens to steer Boardriders


    Source: Boardriders Arne Arens On March 1, Arne Arens , the Swedish manager who led The North Face in Europe, the Americas and globally between 2010 and last October, will become the new CEO of Boardriders , the struggling parent company of Quiksilver, Roxy, ...

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    Bezos hands over leadership of Amazon


    Jeff Bezos will hand over the chairmanship of Amazon ’s board in the third quarter of 2021 to Andy Jassy , the head of the cloud business Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Amazon made the announcement on Feb. 2 after the U.S. stock market closed in Seattle. ...

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    Amer Sports appoints new CEO for Arc’teryx, plans to accelerate DTC


    Amer Sports has announced the immediate appointment of Stuart Haselden , a retail industry executive, to the newly created position of CEO of Arc’teryx Equipment , based in Vancouver, Canada. He succeeds Jon Hoerauf, Arc’teryx’ president, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other plans. In ...