Confluence Outdoor, the U.S. watersports equipment company, appointed Hastings Blumer as director of product management for its surf, stand-up paddleboard and paddle brands, Boardworks and Adventure Technology. He previously led strategic product line development for Adventure Technology, which is the company's performance paddle brand, as the product manager. Boardworks is a Californian surf and stand-up paddleboard brand acquired by Confluence in January, in which it continues to invest. Sue Rechner, Confluence's chief executive, said the expertise developed by Hastings over the last four years in sourcing, design and engineering, along with his strategic and project management leadership, would help to drive Confluence's surf and SUP business.