Cascade Designs has appointed Dave McDonald as senior vice president and chief operations officer (COO), to supervise the supply chain, manufacturing, logistics and distribution. McDonald was previously president at Lakeside Metal Specialties, an international sourcing and manufacturing services firm, after leadership functions at several other public, private and family-owned companies. The former COO was Chris Parkhurst, who has become senior vice president and chief marketing officer. The company behind Therm-a-Rest, Mountain Safety Research, Platypus, Sealline and PackTowl has gone through several management changes in recent months, some related to a generational handover in March. This involved the appointment of Jerry Heinlen as chief executive, while David Burroughs took over from his father as chairman of Cascade Designs' board.