Mountain Hardwear has promoted Chris Harges to the position of director of global marketing for the Mountain Hardwear and Montrail brands. He will oversee a global marketing management team which also includes the two newly created positions of brand manager for product and brand manager for communications. These jobs have been assigned to Kari Rice and Laura Schaffer, respectively. With over 20 years of experience in marketing and the outdoor industry in general, Harges most recently served as senior brand manager for Mountain Hardwear and Montrail. Previously, he owned a creative agency that served the outdoor, electronics, and financial industries, based in San Francisco, with brands including The North Face, Hitachi and Wells Fargo. He also held management and marketing roles at The North Face and Eastern Mountain Sports in the past. Headquartered in Richmond, California, Mountain Hardwear is a wholly owned subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear.