Thule Group is forming a new senior management team to take a “global approach” to its supply chain and product development, starting on Oct 1. The change comes with the announcement that Fred Clark, business area president for the Americas region, will be retiring in early 2021, as soon as his replacement is found. Clark has spent more than 27 years with the Swedish-based group, focusing on a region that has delivered excellent results in recent years. He has also served six- and eight-year terms respectively on the boards of the Outdoor Foundation and the Outdoor Industry Association. According to the group’s president and chief executive, Magnus Welander, Clark’s replacement will be striving for “future profitable growth in traditional as well as newer categories.” Thule hopes to have a recruit by the beginning of next year. Meanwhile, Karl-Johan Magnusson is being promoted from vice president to senior vice president of product development and Rickard Andersson from vice president to senior vice president of supply chain for the Europe & Rest of World region. Both managers will thereby gain a seat in Thule’s group management. Nis Gjendal, vice president of global purchasing, will be reporting to Andersson. Furthermore, Thule has appointed a nominating committee in view of its forthcoming annual general meeting, scheduled for April 22. The committee comprises the chairman and the four largest shareholders as of Aug. 31 of each year: namely, Bengt Baron (chairman), Anders Oscarsson, John Hernander, Adam Gerge and Carolin Forsberg.