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 on a range of recent successes and investments that have propelled the company to record results. Barton previously held senior operating and financial roles at Marmot over a 24-year period. Current OR president Michelle Wardian has been promoted to president and chief strategy officer of Youngone America, the American office of the South Korean manufacturer of outdoor and athletic clothing that acquired a strategic equity investment in OR in 2014. She will continue to serve on the OR board of directors.