Icebreaker, the specialty Merino brand from New Zealand,has opened its first European single-brand door. Located in Chamonix, France, the store is operated by a retailer called Travel Store. Lisa Thompson, the former general manager for Icebreaker in New Zealand, has been named vice president for U.S. sales at the company. Thompson started with the company in 1999 at age 20 as a receptionist and office manager. She has been general manager for New Zealand since 2004. She will report to Russ Hopcus, president of Icebreaker USA, in her new position.