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    ​Newell Brands elects Stephanie Stahl to its board of directors


    Newell Brands, whose portfolio includes Marmot, Coleman, and Campingaz, announced the election of Stephanie Stahl to its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2023. With her appointment, the company’s board will increase from ten members to eleven. “We are delighted to welcome Stephanie, a dynamic business leader with a proven ...

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    Sarah Seifert joins OR as new VP e-commerce


    Source: Outdoor Research Sarah Seifert Seattle-based brand Outdoor Research (OR) has hired Sarah Seifert as its new vice president e-commerce. Seifert has been e-commerce manager at Eagle Creek most recently. Prior to that, she worked for seven years as director of e-commerce for Smartwool. Her experience also ...

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    EOG has a new president and VP


    Source: Equip Matt Gowar, new EOG President At its extraordinary general assembly on Nov. 27, European Outdoor Group (EOG) selected Matt Gowar to succeed Mark Held as its president now that Held’s second term has ended. Gowar is CEO and owner of Equip Outdoor Technologies, owner of ...

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    Canyon Bicycles appoints former road bike athlete as COO


    Source: Canyon Alison Jones, new Canyon COO As part of the company’s executive leadership team, German DTC bicycle supplier Canyon Bicycles GmbH has brought Alison Jones on board. She fills the open position of chief operations officer (COO). In this role, the former road bike athlete will ...

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    Jack Wolfskin hires new country managers for the U.K. and Scandinavia


    Source: Jack Wolfskin Steve Rosier, Country Manager U.K. and Ireland German brand Jack Wolfskin has announced executive changes in the northern hemisphere: Steve Rosier has been appointed country manager for the U.K. and Ireland. Rosier, who has most recently served as senior sales manager and POD lead ...

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    Bike industry veteran Pat Cunnane named CEO of Messingschlager USA


    Europe’s leading and expanding bicycle accessories supplier Messingschlager GmbH & Co. KG has been able to win over a high-profile industry expert. The German company, which acquired its longtime U.S. partner company – then called Cycle Force Group – and its subsidiaries at the end of 2021 and shortly thereafter ...

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    Ortovox announces three new positions


    German outdoor brand Ortovox has announced three new additions to its management team. Christine Brien, Nicole Eichmeier and Stefan Kohlbauer will be responsible for the key areas of materials, transformation and sales in the future. Brien was appointed as the new head of material management in early September 2022 and ...

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    Montura appoints Gianluca Pandolfo as new general manager


    Italian outdoor brand Montura has appointed Gianluca Pandolfo as its new general manager. Most recently, Pandolfo spent seven years at Patagonia as sales director for the EMEA region. Prior to that, he worked for more than nine years at The North Face, between 2005 and 2015, with a one-year break ...

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    Pentland Brands Germany undergoes restructuring, Berghaus with comeback


    Source: Pentland Brands Germany Michael Schupp With the restructuring of Pentland Brands Deutschland GmbH, founded in 2020 in Gmund in southern Germany, which as an offshoot of the British Pentland Group also distributes the group’s Endura and Speedo brands in the DACH region, the well-known British mountain ...

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    Devold of Norway brings on new CEO from Fenix Outdoor Norway


    Source: Norsk Sportsbransjeforening Øystein Vikingsen Fauske The Norwegian Sports Industry Association (Norsk Sportsbransjeforening) has announced that Øystein Vikingsen Fauske will become Devold’s new CEO in mid-February, and Kyrre Ufert Lømo will become the company’s new CMO at the turn of the year. Fauske joins Devold from the ...

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    Oboz hires new VP finance


    U.S.-based company Oboz Footwear, owned by KMD Brands Limited, the New Zealand-based global outdoor, lifestyle and sports company, has hired Rob Leo as its VP of finance. Leo joins the company from Skullcandy, a provider of headphones, earphones and other devices. “Rob brings a wealth of knowledge, great ideas and ...

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    Silva signs two new sales representatives in Germany


    Holger Befeld, owner of Handelsagentur 69, has been Silva’s new sales representative for Bavaria since Oct. 1. Based in Munich, Befeld has been active in sales for 22 years. K2 Snowboards, Ride Snowboards, Line Freeski, Electric eyewear and Roark Revival travel goods are among his references. With Stephan Graf, owner ...

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    Claire Bergkamp promoted to CEO of Textile Exchange


    Textile Exchange has announced an upcoming leadership transition. The organization’s current CEO, La Rhea Pepper, will shift into the role of catalyst and co-founder, concentrating on an advisory and catalyst role for the textile industry in the future. She will be replaced by Claire Bergkamp, who is currently the chief ...

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    Outdoor Sports Valley appoints interim director


    Outdoor Sports Valley (OSV), the French trade association dedicated to outdoor sports, has appointed Céline Brunel as interim executive director. The decision follows the departure of Benjamin Thaller, the association’s executive director since 2019, in October of this year. A new executive director is expected to be appointed in early ...

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    Rapala's president and CEO resigns


    The Finland-based fishing tackle company Rapala VMC Corporation has announced that the brand’s board of directors and Nicolas Cederström Warchalowski, who has been the company’s president and CEO since March 2020, have mutually agreed that he will resign from his role, effective immediately. The board has appointed Rapala’s chairman Louis ...

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    Rapha relies on dual leadership after Kim’s departure


    Source: Rapha William Kim With William Kim stepping down as CEO of lifestyle bikewear supplier Rapha Racing Limited, the British company is relying on an internal dual CEO solution with immediate effect. Kim had succeeded Rapha founder Simon Mottram only at the end of last year. When ...

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    Mammut appoints new CMO, fills new chief supply chain officer position


    Source: Mammut Nic Brandenberger, CMO Mammut Swiss outdoor company Mammut Sports Group AG has appointed Nic Brandenberger as its new chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Brandenberger has many years of experience in digital omnichannel marketing as well as strategic brand development and digitalization. Over the ...

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    Leyes returns to Cocona Labs as COO


    Cocona Labs, the Boulder, Colorado-based inventor of temperature-regulating 37.5® Technology, has brought Christopher Leyes back on board as chief operations officer. Leyes returns to the company after most recently serving as director of operations at Pangea Organics. Leyes was one of Cocona Inc.’s first employees, serving as VP of finance ...

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    KMD Brands appoints new director


    KMD Brands Limited, the New Zealand-based global outdoor, lifestyle and sports company that includes the Kathmandu, Rip Curl and Oboz brands, has completed the process to appoint another non-executive director to its board, Zion Armstrong, effective Dec. 1, 2022. Armstrong has had a highly successful career in the global sportswear ...

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    La Sportiva reinforces marketing team


    La Sportiva has hired Vittorio Barrasso as brand & communication corporate manager and Andrea Ranalletti as trade marketing manager. They will both report to Giulia Delladio, La Sportiva’s corporate marketing director. Barrasso brings long-standing experience in the consumer goods industry. In his new role, he will oversee brand development, communication, ...