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    New sales and marketing manager for the Osprey brand in Italy


    Sales agency B-Factory, which distributes Osprey in Italy, has announced Alessandro Lanfranconi as its new sales and manager for the Osprey brand in the country. Lanfranconi, who takes over Laura Fagan’s role, has longstanding outdoor industry experience. He previously worked for Black Diamond and Crazy.  

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    Turtle Fur announces strategic hires, including first CEO


    Founded in 1982, U.S. outdoor headwear and accessories brand Turtle Fur has made a number of strategic hires and welcomed three new members to the team, including its first CEO. The new vice president of marketing & e-comm, Erika Canfield, joins the company with more than 20 years of experience ...

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    PrimaLoft with new CFO


    Source: PrimaLoft Jason Kerley Materials technology company PrimaLoft, Inc., a subsidiary of Compass Diversified (CoDi), has announced the promotion of Jason Kerley to chief financial officer. Kerley, who currently serves as vice president - controller, will assume the position following the departure of Tom Seaver, who joined ...

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    John Wadley new VP product development at Xero Shoes


    Xero Shoes, a Colorado-based provider of barefoot and minimal footwear founded in 2009, has introduced John Wadley as its new vice president of product development. Wadley previously worked at U.S.-based footwear brand Altra – first as senior footwear developer, during the brand’s new ownership under VF Corp. as director of ...

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    Outdoor Industry Association announces new president


    The U.S. Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) board of directors has named Kent Ebersole as its new president, following seven months as the organization’s interim executive director. Ebersole, an outdoor industry veteran, joined the OIA in August 2022 with a broad range of experience in media, business strategy and non-profit consulting. ...

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    Maier Sports with new international head of sales


    Source: Maier Sports Maximilian Briem With Maximilian Briem starting as the new head of sales international on April 1, the German company Maier Sports completes the restructuring of its sales management. Lothar Baisch, managing director of sales and marketing, will then focus primarily on his executive management ...

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    Wolverine Worldwide with new chairman and directors


    Tom Long, the lead independent director for Wolverine Worldwide and former CEO of MillerCoors, LLC, will become chairman of Wolverine on May 4 following the retirement of Blake Krueger, chairman and retired CEO. Meanwhile, earlier this week, the parent of the Merrell and Saucony brands, among others, named three ...

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    Canyon expands leadership team with financial expert


    Source: Canyon Bicycles Karim Bohn German DTC company Canyon Bicycles GmbH has appointed industry newcomer Karim Bohn as its new chief financial officer. As a member of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for the financial management of Canyon as well as all Canyon-owned companies ...

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    “Mr. Trickstuff” hands over the reins to management team


    Trickstuff owner and CEO Klaus Liedler has placed his duties as CEO in new hands, effective Feb. 28, 2023. A leadership team comprising Natalie Jerkovic, Lukas Mayer, Dennis Michaliszyn, Santé Pelot and Patrick Seifarth will be supported by Marcel Ratering as managing director and a project team from parent company ...

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    ​MAAP announces team hires across marketing and design


    MAAP, the Melbourne-based cycling apparel specialist, has announced Ian Elliott as its new chief marketing officer. Elliott joins the company from Strava, where he served as senior director of global brand marketing and social impact. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Quiksilver and Bellroy. He also previously worked ...

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    ​Smith names bike marketing manager


    Snow goggle, eyewear and helmet specialist Smith has appointed Jeremy Dunn as bike marketing manager. With over 15 years of experience in the bike and outdoor industries – from founding both a cycling magazine and a sock company to working at a variety of iconic cycling brands, including Rapha, Specialized, ...

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    Asolo establishes new subsidiary in the U.K.


    Source: Asolo Jez Portman Following the success of its subsidiaries Asolo USA, founded in 1999, and the German Asolo GmbH, founded in 2016, the Italian mountain footwear specialist Asolo has decided to build a closer relationship with its customers in one of the most important European markets ...

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    Deuter hires new sports marketing manager


    Source: Deuter Anna Arnert German backpack and sleeping bag expert Deuter has appointed Anna Arnert as the new marketing manager for its alpine sports division in mid-February. Arnert looks back on a long career in communications and the sporting goods industry. After studying in Germany and England, ...

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    Change in Polygiene’s board of directors


    Rajesh Varma, a board member at the Polygiene Group since 2022, has announced his resignation from the company’s board due to changed employment conditions. Varma has announced his immediate resignation from the company’s board of directors, after leaving his position at DNCA. He will not be replaced. Håkan Lagerberg, representing ...

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    Schöffel reorganizes company management structure


    Source: Schöffel Stefan Ostertag Just a few weeks after the latest changes within the Schöffel management (as reported by OIC), the German company has decided to modify its management structure. As of April 1, 2023, the digital business and marketing teams will be merged and led by ...

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    Inverse appoints new sales manager


    Inverse has appointed Jordi Coronado as its new sales manager. Inverse is a Spanish clothing and accessories brand specializing in cycling, triathlon, running, trail, cross country skiing and swimming. The company posted revenues of €4.4 million in 2022, representing a 3.9 percent increase compared with 2021. Cycling accounts for 60 ...

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    Vista Outdoor appoints new Simms president


    Source: Vista Outdoor Derek Tarlecki Vista Outdoor Inc., the parent company of 41 sports and outdoor lifestyle brands, has named Derek Tarlecki president of its Bozeman, Montana-based Simms Fishing Products brand, effective immediately. Tarlecki had served as Simms’ chief integration officer since September, following the retirement of ...

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    Angling Direct announces CEO and board changes


    Andy Torrance, CEO of British fishing tackle and equipment retailer Angling Direct, is stepping down to take on the role of non-executive chairman. The board has appointed Steve Crowe, the current chief financial officer, as his successor. In addition, Martyn Page will relinquish his role as non-executive chairman and will ...

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    Simplon shareholders replace CEO and COO


    Source: Simplon The new man at the helm: Industry newcomer and CEO Stephan Wabnegger The shareholders of Austrian custom bike builder Simplon Fahrrad GmbH have appointed industry newcomer Stephan Wabnegger to head the company with immediate effect. At the same time, Simplon CEO Stefan Vollbach and COO ...

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    Globetrotter creates lifecycle manager positions


    Starting on March 1, German outdoor retailer Globetrotter is creating two new positions as product lifecycle managers. With their support, the company aims to expand existing initiatives, such as second-hand buying & selling and repair workshops, as well as develop new, innovative projects focused on extending the lifecycle of products. ...