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    Boardriders without Peter Knoll


    Peter Knoll has left Boardriders, Inc. at the end of March 2021, where he was most recently general manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. According to Knoll, his departure was mutually agreed upon, following differing views on organizational and strategic changes within the company. Knoll’s position ...

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    Clarus hires Anthony Rivera for Black Diamond apparel


    Black Diamond has appointed Anthony Rivera as business unit director for its apparel category that was introduced in 2013. Rivera comes to Black Diamond ( BD ) with technical apparel expertise as the former senior manager of merchandising for Arc’teryx . In his new position, Rivera will be ...

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    American Outdoor Brands creates chief marketing officer role


    American Outdoor Brands , formerly known as Smith Wesson Holding Corporation until 2016, has announced that Curtis Smith has been named chief marketing officer, a newly created role in the company. Smith will lead the marketing, brand management, creative, e-commerce, and customer service teams. Smith joined ...

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    ​Aquapac invests in growth during lockdown


    U.K. outdoor and watersports accessories brand Aquapac has reported strong sales performance in the last nine months. The best performance in the first half of the fiscal year in four years is attributed to investment in new products, a new marketing manager and the Covid-19 pandemic, which is bringing ...

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    New Global Brand Director at Berghaus


    Source: Berghaus Charlie Pym, new Berghaus brand director Pentland Brands has announced the appointment of Charlie Pym as global brand director for Berghaus . He replaces Kev McFadyen , who Pentland Brands appointed global brand director for the Speedo brand last November, ...

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    Burton creates new Chief Business Officer position


    Source: Burton Elysa Walk Burton has promoted Elysa Walk , previously SVP of Americas International, to the company’s first chief business officer. In her new role, Walk will oversee the company’s global business, which includes direct-to-consumer and wholesale channels, regional marketing, finance ...

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    New global sales manager for Primus


    Sofie Thorp Sofie Thorp is the new global sales manager for Swedish outdoor equipment supplier Primus , part of Fenix Outdoor AB . She succeeds Elena Sandnes , who is taking on new challenges after 6.5 years at Primus. The Solna-based brand has been producing ...

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    Albion launches first women’s apparel line; hires former Rapha lead designer


    Albion has released its new spring/summer 2021 collection of performance cycling clothing, which comprises the brand’s first women’s products. Both the men’s and women’s items are made using the same recycled performance fabrics. The women’s range also features a women’s specific bib short pad for long-distance riding by Elastic ...

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    ​Vittoria Group expands management team


    Source: Vittoria Group Vanessa ten Hoff Italian bicycle tire manufacturer Vittoria Group welcomes Vanessa ten Hoff as chief innovation officer to its leadership team. Ten Hoff joins with more than 18 years of experience in the household appliances industry in various international senior ...

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    ​Cotopaxi strengthens team with strategic hires


    Outdoor brand Cotopaxi has expanded its team at its Salt Lake City, Utah, headquarters with four new hires focused on strategic growth and brand development. Cindy Grönberg Moldin brings more than a decade of extensive global strategy, brand management, advertising, go-to-market and leadership experience from Procter ...

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    ​Columbia creates leadership position for omni-planning & fulfillment operations


    Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Emily Rompala to senior VP, omni-planning fulfillment operations. In this newly created position, Rompala will lead the global omni-planning team for all brands – Columbia , Sorel , Mountain Hardwear and prAna – and all channels, and ...

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    VF Corp. appoints new CFO


    Source: VF Corp. Matt Puckett VF Corp. has appointed Matt Puckett to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will report to VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle , and serve on the company’s executive leadership team. Puckett joined VF ...

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    Helly Hansen CEO to step down


    When the Norwegian outdoor brand was successfully integrated into Canadian Tire Corporation ( CTC ), which it was acquired by in May 2018, Helly Hansen ’s CEO, Paul Stoneham , committed at that time to lead the brand for another three years. Stoneham was appointed CEO by former Helly ...

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    Spanninga expands management with second group director


    Source: Spanninga Paul de Haan To support the management of the more than century-old Spanninga brand, the Dutch supplier of bicycle lighting and accessories has appointed industry newcomer Paul de Haan as its new group director. He will work side-by-side with Spanninga owner ...

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    Bike&Co continues to restructure under new management


    Source: Bike Co Volker Diehl After successful years and a comprehensive reorganization of the company, the management of the German bicycle purchasing association, Bike Co , has announced some changes. After managing director Olaf Heinen left the association “by mutual agreement,” the appointment of ...

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    Wolverine Appoints Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to board of directors


    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. appointed Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board of directors. An experienced top executive, she is currently a member of Tesla ’s board of directors and brings global retail experience in senior management positions and a total of 14 years as a director for three publicly ...

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    Patagonia hires new general manager, EMEA


    Patagonia has announced that it has hired a new general manager for Patagonia EMEA , effective this May. Matthijs Visch will lead Patagonia’s growing business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, which today includes more than 230 employees and 11 brand stores. He takes over from ...

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    Vibram North America undergoes management changes


    Italian outsole specialist Vibram has announced several changes to its North American leadership team. It said this is part of its long-term organizational strategy to align the company for growth. Tammy Vrahopoulos , a former Deloitte employee and HR strategy consultant, has been hired as the company’s VP ...

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    ​New CFO for Hövding


    Swedish company Hövding , maker of an airbag collar for cyclists, has recruited Per Holmqvist as the company’s new CFO, effective mid-June 2021. Holmqvist was most recently head of group business control at Heimstaden , a Swedish real estate development company. Before that, he led the controlling at Bygghemma ...

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    German Bicycle Industry Association welcomes new managing director


    On April 1, Burkhard Stork officially took over as the new managing director of the German Bicycle Industry Association (ZIV) . He is filling the big shoes of former Siegfried Neuberger , who passed away suddenly in the middle of last year. Stork is no newcomer to the industry. He ...