Tim McCool, who has been active in the U.S. sports and outdoor industry for many years, has been appointed vice president of global sales at Leatherman Tool Group. He started working for the outdoor tools and lights supplier from Oregon at the beginning of this month. McCool's assignment is to lead the Leatherman and Led Lenser sales teams, to support expansion in existing categories and to launch new products and categories. McCool indicated that these would include wearables and moves into more retail channels for multi-tool markets, involving a broad base of consumers and requiring a more strategic approach to sales and distribution. Another major opportunity is the group's expansion into under-developed markets. Among other assignments, McCool worked as vice president and general manager of Arena North America. Under his leadership in the last five years the swimming brand has been enjoying average annual sales growth of 60 percent and it became the exclusive outfitter of the U.S. swim team. Babolat, Nike and Adidas are some of the other companies where McCool made his mark in the U.S. industry.