Manifattura Valcismon (MVC), the mother company of Sportful, Karpos, and Castelli, has appointed Maximilian Hofbauer as Karpos’ new global sales manager. Hofbauer, a German national, has previously worked for several outdoor brands – Schöffel, The North Face, Icebreaker, Bergzeit and Norrøna – where he held sales and other managerial functions. He will be primarily responsible for developing and executing strategies to achieve objectives set out in a business plan developed together with Equinox, the private equity fund that MVC had sold a 40 percent stake to in early 2019.