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    Red Chili brand without Hofstädter and Glowacz


    With the start of the new year, Edelrid has taken over all responsibilities for the climbing equipment brand Red Chili from Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter. The company was founded by the two German climbers in 1996 and is part of the Edelrid group since 2017 (as reported in OIC). ...

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    Amer’s Enve Composites has a new GM


    Source: Enve Composites Mike Stimola, Enve’s new GM U.S.-based Enve Composites, a manufacturer of carbon bicycle frames, wheels and components and, more recently, apparel, has a new general manager. Mike Stimola succeeded Jeremy Venz at the turn of the year. Under Venz, who joined Enve in 2005 ...

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    Vista creates action sports division under outdoor umbrella, led by Fox Racing president


    According to Shop Eat Surf, Jeff McGuane, president of Fox Racing, has been promoted at Vista Outdoor to lead a restructured Action Sports division, which includes Fox Racing, Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Krash, Copilot and Raskullz. Vista Outdoor acquired Fox Racing in August 2022. According to the same media source, McGuane’s ...

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    Rumpl expands leadership team


    Rumpl, the Portland, Oregon-based maker of high-quality outdoor blankets, announced the hiring of Kris Fry as creative director and internally promoted three team members: AshLee Anderson to director of marketing, Michael Archer to director of global operations and Emily Darby to director of supply chain planning. Fry joins the Rumpl ...

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    Parent company of Deuter, Ortovox & Co. has a new CFO


    Source: Schwan-Stabilo Anke Buttler The Schwan-Stabilo Group, which owns the Ortovox, Gonso, Maier Sports and Deuter brands, announced that Anke Buttler has become the group’s new chief financial officer (CFO), joining CEO Sebastian Schwanhäußer as part of the group’s executive management team on Jan. 1. With a ...

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    Newell Brands sets restructuring plan, 13% of workforce lose jobs


    Newell Brands, the consumer goods company that features Marmot, Coleman, Campingaz and Contigo in its portfolio of brands, is consolidating its five operating segments into three and eliminating approximately 13 percent of its office workforce headcount this year. The total cost of the actions is pegged at $100 to $130 ...

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    Anta CEO hands over duties while group reshuffles management positions


    To facilitate the implementation of the group’s “multi-brand” and “globalization” strategies, Anta Sports separated the roles of chairman and CEO and implemented several other executive changes.

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    New CEO for bike components manufacturer BC


    Source: Bike-Components Dominic Land Dominic Land is the new CEO in charge of Bike-Components, the German online retailer of bicycles and bicycle parts, since Jan. 1. He has taken over from Philipp Simon. The succession of Simon has been in the works for some time in close ...

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    Third generation of the founding family taking the helm at Merida


    Source: Merida With Vansen Tseng, the third generation of the founding Tseng family takes the helm at Merida. On Jan. 13, Taiwan’s second-largest bicycle and e-bike manufacturer Merida announced that Vansen Tseng will assume the position of president, effective Feb. 1, 2023, following approval by the board ...

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    New GM at Ideal Bike Corporation


    Following the resignation of Tim Lin as general manager of Ideal Bike Corporation, Taiwan’s third-largest bicycle and e-bike manufacturer, on Dec. 31, the company will now be led by Frank Chen, the former vice president of Ideal China. According to the company’s chairman Hermes Chang, Chen has already demonstrated his ...

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    Vanessa Müller takes over as managing director of ClimatePartner Switzerland


    Source: ClimatePartner Switzerland Vanessa Müller, new MD of ClimatePartner Switzerland Vanessa Müller, who joined ClimatePartner Switzerland in March 2021 and took over the team lead commercial sustainability a year later, has been promoted to the company’s new managing director. The move is part of the ongoing departure ...

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    VF announces new appointments to TNF leadership team and more


    Source: VF Mariano Alonso VF Corporation has announced new appointments to its leadership team in the EMEA region, including for The North Face (TNF), effective Jan. 31. Mariano Alonso — current general manager of Timberland EMEA — will be the new general manager of TNF EMEA. The ...

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    Cotopaxi CEO steps down to serve Brazil mission


    Davis Smith, founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, announced on Jan. 6 that he is stepping down as chief executive of the Utah-based outdoor gear company to return to Brazil, the place where he grew up and where the first seeds of the idea that would become Cotopaxi were planted. Smith ...

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    Active Brands appoints new sales director for Central Europe


    Source: Active Brands Richy Thomas Active Brands, the Norwegian parent company of sportswear and equipment brands Kari Traa, Sweet Protection, Dæhlie, Johaug, Bula, Åsnes and Vossatassar, has appointed Richard “Richy” Thomas as sales director for Central Europe, effective Jan. 1. Based in Munich, Germany, Thomas will work ...

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    Merrell names new U.S. VP of Sales


    Source: Merrell Jessica Adler Wolverine Worldwide-owned Merrell has hired Jessica Adler as VP of U.S. sales. She will oversee the development of the brand’s U.S. wholesale strategy and report to Chris Hufnagel, Merrell’s global brand president. Adler previously worked in sales for Levi Strauss, Psycho Bunny and ...

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    Silva hires new marketing coordinator for Germany and Austria


    Source: Silva Max Mangold Swedish brand Silva has hired Maximilian Mangold as its new marketing coordinator for Germany and Austria. In his newly created role, Mangold will be responsible for trade marketing, events, sponsoring and cooperation, and the organization and maintenance of an athlete’s team in the ...

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    Bell’s Andrea Pankow joins PeopleForBikes board of directors


    Andrea Pankow, vice president and GM of Vista Outdoor’s Bell Helmets, Raskullz and Krash brands, has been appointed to the PeopleForBikes Coalition board of directors. Pankow has held numerous positions since joining Bell in 2006, when the company was still known as Easton-Bell Sports. PeopleForBikes is the U.S.-based organization that ...

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    Pinewood announces new CEO


    Scandinavian outdoor brand Pinewood has announced Bengt Rimark as its new CEO. Founder and existing CEO Rainer Rüssel is stepping down after 30 years in the leadership role but remains at Pinewood, where he will now focus on product development and purchasing. Rimark is described as having extensive experience in ...

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    Cotopaxi adds three new management positions


    U.S. brand Cotopaxi has added three new executives to its senior management team during the last months: Kamal Thota, vice president of technology, Jason Hermann, vice president of corporate sales, and most recently Charlie Mangini, who joined the company as its vice president of operations. Mangini, who began his tenure ...

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    Burbank succeeds Millenacker as global brand president of Royal Robbins


    Source: Royal Robbins Erik Burbank Fenix Outdoor has appointed Erik Burbank as global brand president of Royal Robbins. Burbank, an industry veteran with extensive experience leading brands in the U.S. and Europe, will succeed Michael Millenacker, who is retiring at the end of the year. Burbank will ...