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    Blackcrows hires new global chief commercial officer


    The French freeski brand Blackcrows has hired Wanda Rozwadowska as its new global chief commercial officer.

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    Pivot Cycles promotes global sales manager to president


    Source: Pivot Cycles Bryan Mason U.S.-based MTB and gravel bike company Pivot Cycles has promoted its current global sales manager, Brian Mason, to president. He will oversee management team members and key departments in his new role, “including all operations of Pivot’s Stuttgart, Germany offices.” Mason began ...

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    New CFO for Polygiene


    Source: Polygiene Group Niklas Blomstedt, new Polygiene CFO Niklas Blomstedt has been appointed Polygiene Group’s new chief financial officer, replacing Nina Forsvall. He brings a solid background in finance, having worked at Ericsson and Haldex, among others. Most recently, he served as VP and head of finance ...

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    Spinnova appoints Kim Poulsen as new CEO


    Spinnova, the Finnish producer of sustainable fibers, has appointed Kim Poulsen as the company’s new CEO, effective August 1st. The company’s board has also appointed Spinnova’s co-founder and current CEO, Janne Poranen, as the chair of the board of directors and current chair Harri Sundvik as the deputy chair of ...

  • Columbia Sportswear Company
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    Columbia brings in new SVP to address supply chain issues


    Source: Columbia Sportswear Co Francois Guillon To counter the ongoing problem of supply chains disrupted by various global crises, Columbia Sportswear Company has named Francois Guillon senior vice president, omni planning and fulfillment. Guillon will report to chief supply chain officer Lisa Kulok. He brings leadership experience ...

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    Mammut appoints new CPO


    Source: Mammut Sports Group AG Paul Cosgrove Following the appointment of Heiko Schäfer as the new CEO, Mammut is now filling another key role with Paul Cosgrove as chief product officer. Cosgrove will take up his new position on Oct. 1, 2022. For him, the Swiss outdoor ...

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    Schöffel hires David Randall as creative director


    Source: Schöffel David Randall Design expert David Randall is the new creative director at Schöffel. The British-born designer, who has lived in southern Germany for 25 years, was most recently responsible for the design of the outdoor label Black Yak and established the South Korean brand on ...

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    Signa Sports United appoints Max Heimann as CEO, Internetstores Group


    Source: SSU Max Heimann Signa Sports United (SSU) has appointed Max Heimann as CEO of Internetstores Group. Heimann will join the company in mid-August 2022 and lead SSU brands, including, Probikeshop, Addnature and Campz, across Europe. Currently, Heimann is a member of the executive board of ...

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    Bruno Maier takes over helm of UWI from Claude Jordan


    Source: UWI Bruno Maier Following the retirement of the previous CEO and president of United Wheels Inc. (UWI, with bicycle brands Batch Bicycles, Buzz E-Bikes, Huffy, Niner Bikes, Royce Union and Vaast Bikes), Claude Jordan, after nearly four years in office, the U.S.-based company, under the wing ...

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    Haglöfs recruits global finance director


    Source: Haglöfs Joakim Nyhage, global finance director at Haglöfs Swedish brand Haglöfs has a new global finance director in Joakim Nyhage. He will work with the finance department to set and implement financial goals and closely with CEO Fredrik Ohlsson to realize the brand’s visions. Nyhage joined ...

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    Katy Bond is the new CEO of Rocky Mountain


    Canadian mountain bike brand Rocky Mountain has appointed Katy Bond as its new CEO, succeeding company owner Raymond Duitl in the position. Bond has been the general manager of the North Vancouver, B.C.-based company since 2019. During this period, Rocky Mountain has experienced record growth. Source: Rocky Mountain ...

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    Polygiene hires its first COO


    Source: Polygiene Frank Stevens The Swedish Polygiene Group has hired Frank Stevens in the newly created role of chief operating officer, aiming to facilitate scalability and support processes within the company. Stevens is a textile chemicals specialist with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. ...

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    Haglöfs updates wholesale organization for the Nordics


    Haglöfs announced the update of its wholesale organization in the Nordic region through the reassignment of key positions and the introduction of new talent. The goal of the reorganization is to strengthen growth in wholesale (improving brand presence in the European markets) while focusing on a sustainable business. The members ...

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    BikeExchange announces departure of its CEO


    Mark Watkin, the global CEO of the Australian-based bike marketplace BikeExchange Limited, has resigned from the role effective immediately. Watkin, who has been with the company for five years, will stay on in the short term to ensure a smooth transition. Co-founder and current board member Sam Salter will step ...

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    Cotopaxi appoints president


    Source: Cotopaxi Damien Huang Just days after hiring a VP of People & Inclusion, Salt Lake City-based outdoor gear brand Cotopaxi has named Damien Huang president to drive strategy, operations and execution, reporting to founder and CEO Davis Smith. Cotopaxi began its search for its first-ever president ...

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    Mammut appoints new CEO


    Source: Mammut Heiko Schäfer The Swiss outdoor company Mammut Sports Group AG has appointed Heiko Schäfer as its new CEO, effective Sept. 1, 2022. For Schäfer, who previously served as chief operating officer of Hugo Boss AG, Mammut represents a return to the world of sporting goods. ...

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    Mountain Equipment strengthens its team


    After several years of double-digit growth, Mountain Equipment has added three new members to its brand team to consolidate and strengthen its market position. Philippa Hill joined the team last summer as sustainability manager. Her responsibilities include Mountain Equipment’s parent company, Outdoor & Sports Company Limited (OSC), which also represents ...

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    Deckers announces change in leadership of performance lifestyle division


    Deckers Brands has announced that Wendy Yang will step down from her role as president of Performance Lifestyle at the end of the month after seven years of leading the Hoka and Teva brands to new heights. Stefano Caroti, president of omnichannel and a 30-year industry veteran, will assume Yang’s ...

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    Patrik Frisk to exit Under Armour


    Source: Under Armour Patrik Frisk Nearing the completion of a multi-year, $525 to $550 million restructuring, and 10 days after disclosing that short-term challenges will impact its sales, profitability, and margins for much of 2022, Under Armour on May 18 appointed Colin Browne as its interim president ...

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    Cotopaxi expands executive team


    Source: Cotopaxi Marissa Magno Outdoor gear brand and certified B Corp Cotopaxi has hired Marissa Magno as VP of People & Inclusion. This newly created role supports the employee-centric culture and DNA of the lifestyle brand. Magno steps into the role from her previous post at Anheuser-Busch, ...