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    Outdoor Research has a new president


    Source: Outdoor Research Roger Barton Seattle-based outdoor brand Outdoor Research ( OR ) announced a new leadership structure with industry veteran Roger Barton taking the helm of the company. Since 2018, Barton has led all aspects of finance and operations at OR, building ...

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    Jack Wolfskin has found a new CEO


    Richard Collier will be the new chief executive officer of Jack Wolfskin , effective Dec. 1. In this function, the 47-year-old Briton will be responsible in particular for the successful continued development of the strategic brand positioning and the further internationalization of the brand. He succeeds Melody Harris-Jensbach , ...

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    Patagonia hires Beth Thoren as environmental action & initiative director


    Source: Patagonia Beth Thoren, new Environmental Action Initiatives Director, EMEA Patagonia is strengthening its mission “We’re in business to save our home planet” with the hire of Beth Thoren as environmental action and initiative director, EMEA. With her extensive previous ...

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    Sally McCoy joins Sea To Summit’s global leadership team


    Australian company Sea to Summit has appointed Sally McCoy to the newly created position of executive chair. McCoy is an experience veteran of the global outdoor industry having served as chief executive of CamelBak , president of Sierra Designs , and vice president at ...

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    Carla Murphy will be Adidas Outdoor’s new GM


    Adidas has appointed Carla Murphy as general manager of its Adidas Outdoor business unit, starting on Dec. 14. She will assume one of the two roles of Tim Janaway , who has been with the group for more than 20 years, serving most recently as general manager ...

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    Generation change at the top of Sport Schuster


    Flori Schuster , the 65-year-old main partner in the iconic Munich sports retailer, will be retiring from the management of Sporthaus Schuster on March 31, 2021, after running the family-owned company since 1984. Rainer Angstl , who has been working alongside Schuster since 2003 as managing director, will remain head ...

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    Emerald will have a new CEO and President


    The board of directors of Emerald Holding Inc. , the U.S. company operating over 140 events each year including the trade shows Outdoor Retailer and Surf Expo , has appointed Hervé Sedky to the position of president and chief executive officer of the company. Sedky will assume his ...

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    Bode Miller joins U.S. ski brand Crosson


    Five-time Olympic medalist Bode Miller is the new chief innovation officer at Crosson Ski , a Washington-based ski manufacturer founded in 2014 by aerospace engineer Chase Englehart “with the goal of perfecting the carbon ski.” With former U.S. Olympians Jeff Olson and Bryon Friedman , who recently ...

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    Globetrotter has a new CEO


    Source: Globetrotter Andreas Vogler, CEO Andreas Vogler is the new chief executive of German outdoor retailer Globetrotter . Vogler replaces Henrik Hoffman , who, alongside Andreas Bartmann , Ulf Gustafsson and Vogler, remains a member of the management board of the German subsidiary ...

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    Anna Ferrino is Assosport's new president


    Anna Ferrino , the 58-year-old president of the eponymous Italian brand of outdoor products, has been elected as the new president of Assosport , the Italian sporting goods industry association. After four years on its executive board, she is taking the place of Federico De Ponti for the next ...

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    Ecco names global head of specialty sales


    Danish shoe brand Ecco has named Erik Walcott its new global head of specialty sales. Most recently serving as vice president of sales for U.S. outdoor blanket manufacturer Rumpl , Walcott has previously worked with Ecco for nearly a decade from 2005 to 2014 and will now oversee ...

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    Didriksons hires sales manager for new business


    Tomas Frydebo has been appointed sales manager for new business, a newly created position at the Swedish outdoor brand Didriksons . Frydebo has extensive experience in the textile and sports fashion industry and was most recently export manager at Henri Lloyd . In his new position, he will lead ...

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    New chairmen for German BSI’s Outdoor specialist group


    The Outdoor group within the Federal Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry ( Bundesverband der Deutschen Sportartikel-Industrie e.V. , BSI ) elected a new chairman and deputy chairman to represent the interests of the outdoor industry within the association. Jan Lorch , managing director sales CSR ...

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    Pelican Products hires new VP for financial planning


    U.S. brand Pelican Products , best known for its heavy-duty protective cases for professionals and outdoor enthusiasts (“ Peli Case ”) and doing business in Europe under the name Peli Products , has hired Brad Antoine as vice president of financial planning and analysis. As Pelican’s newest VP, Antoine ...


    Changing of the guard at Rossignol


    (SGI) After 16 years at the helm of Groupe Rossignol , Bruno Cercley will hand over the position of CEO to Vincent Wauters , who joins the company on Dec. 1, to pursue the global development of Groupe Rossignol’s core business while continuing to develop the enormous ...

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    U.S. outdoor company Yeti announces board transitions


    Texas-based outdoor company Yeti Holdings , Inc., best known for its coolers and drinkware, has announced that its board of directors has appointed Alison Dean , the former executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at iRobot , as an independent director, effective Oct. 30. Dean has more than ...

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    Jack Wolfskin’s public relations director is leaving


    Kerstin Pooth , director public relations cooperations at Jack Wolfskin, will leave the company at the end of the year at her own request to pursue new professional challenges. Pooth has been working for the German outdoor brand since April 2016. Her responsibilities will be assumed by Mokhtar ...

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    Berghaus' brand director will transfer to Speedo


    Pentland Brands will be shifting Kev McFadyen from brand director of Berghaus to global brand director of Speedo in January. McFadyen, who assumed his Berghaus post when he was hired by Pentland in 2018, will remain on the brand’s advisory board, alongside Sir Chris Bonington ...

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    VF has a new VP of inclusion and diversity


    VF Corp. has appointed Lauren Guthrie as vice president of global inclusion and diversity (I D) in replacement of Reggie Miller , who is resigning. Guthrie has worked in merchandising for most of her career, first at Abercrombie Fitch and Levi Strauss , then in ...

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    Antonio Dus is leaving Tecnica


    The Tecnica Group says that its chief executive, Antonio Dus , is leaving in December 2020 “in order to be able to devote himself to other personal and professional projects.” The company’s chairman, Alberto Zanatta , will be acting as CEO on an interim basis with effect from Nov. ...