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    WFSGI members elect two cycling executives to board of directors


    In a postal vote among its members, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has elected three new board members. The results of the written ballot were officially announced at the virtual WFSGI board meeting on Sept. 21. Elected as industry representatives were: Ton Anbeek (CEO of Accell ...

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    New Secretary General for SOG


    After seven years of driving the development of the Scandinavian Outdoor Group (SOG), Sara Wänseth will give up her position as secretary general and hand over to David Nordblad. Nordblad has extensive knowledge of the outdoor industry. He has gained his experience primarily in sales at various levels, both on ...

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    IIC hires a Salomon executive as GM for mountain sports


    Intersport International Corp. (IIC) has officially announced the appointment of Denis Levet, who has worked for Salomon since 2004, as the retail organization’s new general manager of mountain sports. The 44-year-old French native, who started his career at Decathlon 18 years ago, will replace Matthias Klopfenstein in the role next ...

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    Canyon Bicycles CEO to leave the company


    Source: Canyon Taking over as CEO on an interim basis on October 1: CFO Winfried Rapp Canyon Bicycles CEO Armin Landgraf has decided to leave the D2C bicycle supplier for personal reasons at the end of September. He agrees to continue to assist the company as an ...

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    ​Deuter introduces head of sales


    German backpack and sleeping bag manufacturer Deuter has only now officially announced that Gerrit Pfurr was promoted to general sales manager for all sales areas in July 2020. Pfurr’s core task is the sustainable realignment of the Deuter sales organization. The goal is to continue to grow internationally while preserving ...

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    ​Bollé Brands Group with executive changes for e-com, CSR, marketing and sales


    Bollé Brands Group has hired new staff for its marketing, business, e-commerce and corporate social responsibility departments to support the plan to strengthen both its digital and local presence, raise awareness of all the group’s brands - Bollé, Cébé, Spy+ and Serengeti - and strengthen its socially responsible investment policy. ...

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    Change of management at Mammut Sports Group


    Source: Conzzeta Oliver Pabst Following the successful completion of the change of ownership from Conzzeta to Telemos Capital, the board of directors of Mammut Sports Group and CEO Oliver Pabst have jointly decided to initiate the company’s next phase under new leadership. Pabst will step down as ...

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    Evoc Sports expands marketing team


    Source: Jo Beckendorff Alexandra Hlawitschka On Sept. 6, Alexandra Hlawitschka started as the marketing content and press manager at German sporting goods travel transport and backpacking expert Evoc Sports. She joins Evoc from German sports glove manufacturer Roeckl Sporthandschuhe, where she spent nearly five years as communications ...

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    ​Bergamont with new marketing manager


    At IAA Mobility in Munich, Gregor Cerwinski welcomed trade show visitors in his new role as head of marketing at the booth of German bicycle manufacturer Bergamont. Succeeding Pamela Busch, he officially joined the German bicycle company on Sept. 1 and will be responsible for international marketing. In this role, ...

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    New presidents for prAna and Mountain Hardwear


    Columbia Sportswear has announced the promotion of Troy Sicotte to president of Richmond, California-based brand Mountain Hardwear and the appointment of Monica Mirro as president of prAna in Carlsbad, California. Both report to Craig Zanon, who was named senior vice president of emerging brands for the group earlier this year. ...

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    ZIV welcomes new head of technology & standardization


    The German bicycle industry association, Zweirad Industrie-Verband e.V. (ZIV), welcomes Tim Salatzki as the new head of technology & standardization. Salatzki will gradually replace Ernst Brust, who initially served as ZIV’s interim managing director following the unexpected death of ZIV managing director Siegfried Neuberger last year. Since the appointment of ...

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    Houdini drives expansion of circular economy movement with new shareholder


    Swedish outdoor brand Houdini Sportswear announced that Italian investment firm GDTRE will join the brand’s co-founders, Hanna Lindblad and Eva Karlsson, who both hold a minority stake in the company and together own 77 percent of the company, as well as Stefan Ytterborn, founder of POC and CEO and founder ...

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    Lenzing's CEO will not extend his contract


    The supervisory board of Austrian specialty fiber producer Lenzing AG has reached an agreement with long-time CEO Stefan Doboczky to terminate his contract by mutual consent. Doboczky has informed the board that he is not available for a further extension of his contract and that he will resign as of ...

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    Wesports makes further purchases and recruits e-com pioneer Johan Ryding to the board


    WeSports’ previously reported shopping spree does not appear to be over, as the Swedish group has now reported its entry into the water sports and water leisure products market with the acquisition of Finwake, a leading water sports equipment specialist from Finland. Finwake has a strong position in Finland with ...

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    Eisbär with new design and sales staff


    Eisbär Sportmoden, under the management of sports industry veteran Ronald Mühlbeck since Sept. 2019, announced the restructuring of its product & design and sales divisions at the company headquarters in Feldkirchen/Donau in Austria. Source: Eisbär Thomas Oberhofer As the new product manager, Thomas Oberhofer has been responsible ...

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    Isbjörn promotes Maria Eklind Enström to content manager


    Swedish children’s outdoor brand Isbjörn of Sweden has appointed its former customer service employee, Maria Eklind Enström, as its new content manager. The newly created position is part of the company’s ongoing digital and e-commerce strategy. Prior to Isbjörn, she worked as a buyer at J.Lindeberg for eleven years and ...

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    Rose Bikes fills two new management positions


    German DTC bicycle supplier and omnichannel retailer Rose Bikes GmbH has created and filled two new management positions at its headquarters with Fabian Loest and Uwe Schmäing. While Schmäing has been responsible for the continuous optimization of purchasing on the employee and customer side as well as the overarching systematization ...

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    New GM for the Norwegian branch of Fenix Outdoor


    Kyrre Ufert Lømo is the new general manager of Fenix Outdoor Norway AS. Lømo has more than 10 years of experience in sports marketing, multichannel business development and communications, and most recently spent 2.5 years at Columbia Sportswear as regional director for the Nordic and Baltic countries. The Norwegian subsidiary ...

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    Oberalp Germany with new marketing staff for Salewa and Dynafit


    With Anne Rittmeyer, Oberalp Deutschland has a new international online marketing specialist in the team. The position was newly created to provide marketing support to online retail partners like Amazon, Bergfreunde and Keller Sports. This includes supporting retailers with their brand-related initiatives and campaigns - from social media posts, newsletters ...

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    SSU reorganizes management of Internetstores Group


    After more than three years as CEO of Internetstores GmbH, Hans Dohrmann will leave the parent company of multichannel bike, camping and outdoor retailers such as Addnature, Bikester, Brügelmann, Campz and According to Internetstores Group’s parent company, Signa Sports United (SSU), he will leave “on good terms” on Sept. ...