Latest Executive Changes

  • Boardriders

    Boardriders without Peter Knoll


    Peter Knoll has left Boardriders, Inc. at the end of March 2021, where he was most recently general manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. According to Knoll, his departure was mutually agreed upon, following differing views on organizational and strategic changes within the company. Knoll’s position ...

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    Clarus hires Anthony Rivera for Black Diamond apparel


    Black Diamond has appointed Anthony Rivera as business unit director for its apparel category that was introduced in 2013. Rivera comes to Black Diamond ( BD ) with technical apparel expertise as the former senior manager of merchandising for Arc’teryx . In his new position, Rivera will be ...

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    Shimano launches centennial website and announces executive changes


    Shimano is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year with a new centennial website and photobook, which look back at the company’s product and technology achievements. Founded in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano , the company has now grown to employ more than 11,000 people. The centennial website features photos ...

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    Bezos hands over leadership of Amazon


    Jeff Bezos will hand over the chairmanship of Amazon ’s board in the third quarter of 2021 to Andy Jassy , the head of the cloud business Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Amazon made the announcement on Feb. 2 after the U.S. stock market closed in Seattle. ...

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    Amer Sports appoints new CEO for Arc’teryx, plans to accelerate DTC


    Amer Sports has announced the immediate appointment of Stuart Haselden , a retail industry executive, to the newly created position of CEO of Arc’teryx Equipment , based in Vancouver, Canada. He succeeds Jon Hoerauf, Arc’teryx’ president, who has decided to leave the company to pursue other plans. In ...

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    Greenstorm Mobility: new majority shareholder, new management


    Greenstorm Mobility , a young Austrian e-mobility company that combines e-mobility with a sharing and second-hand concept, has a new majority shareholder and a new management duo. While a British private equity firm, Bregal Milestone , invested a “double-digit million amount” in 2018, it now gave another unspecified cash injection, ...

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    ​Zwift appoints two new executives


    Last September, Zwift Inc. , a virtual cycling, running and triathlon training platform, raised $450 million (€371.22 million) from various investors to further expand its business. In January, the Californians announced two senior appointments: Shortly after Mark Cote was named senior director, content programming, YuChiang Cheng joined the ...

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    Swedish DTC brand RevolutionRace with new chairman


    RevolutionRace (RVRC), a Boras, Sweden-based D2C startup owned by Altor , a Stockholm-based private equity investment firm, has received a prominent addition to its board. E-commerce professional Paul Fischbein is taking over as chairman of the outdoor company that made around €50m in sales in 2020. ...

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    Michael White quits as president of Salomon


    Source: Amer Sports Michael White Amer Sports announced the immediate departure of Michael White as president of Salomon , indicating that he has decided to “pursue other interests” and adding that it has initiated an external search for a permanent successor. We were ...

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    Herrmans Group: Increasing investments in team and machine park


    Growing demand for bicycles has also led to increasing production capacity at Finnish producer Herrmans Group . Its subsidiary Herrmans Bike Components , in particular, has grown at a good pace in recent years, and it continues to grow. Therefore, the company announced that several (not quantified) investments were made ...


    Wolverine announces two executive appointments


    Source: Wolverine Worldwide Jim Zwiers – New President, Global Operations Group Wolverine Worldwide , owner of the Merrell , Sperry , Saucony , Wolverine and Keds brands, among others, has made a couple of executive appointments to ring in the new year. ...

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    Jack Wolfskin has found a new CEO


    Richard Collier will be the new chief executive officer of Jack Wolfskin , effective Dec. 1. In this function, the 47-year-old Briton will be responsible in particular for the successful continued development of the strategic brand positioning and the further internationalization of the brand. He succeeds Melody Harris-Jensbach , ...


    Changing of the guard at Rossignol


    (SGI) After 16 years at the helm of Groupe Rossignol , Bruno Cercley will hand over the position of CEO to Vincent Wauters , who joins the company on Dec. 1, to pursue the global development of Groupe Rossignol’s core business while continuing to develop the enormous ...

  • Columbia Sportswear Company

    Columbia restructures senior leadership to support omni-channel, digital plans


    Columbia Sportswear Company announced a series of senior leadership changes executing on transition plans, supporting the company’s omni-channel plans for growth and unlocking digital opportunities. Before Thomas Cusick , executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire from the company after 18 years in the second half ...

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    VF matches its management to its new business model


    VF Corporation is changing its management structure to suit changes in the way it does business, notably the dividing of all of its brands between two portfolios. Core Brands comprises Vans , The North Face (TNF) and Timberland . Steve Murray has become global brand president ...

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    Rainer becomes Oberalp’s CSO, Busa is Salewa’s new GM


    Justifying the introduction of a new sales structure with a shift to a “channel-driven approach” rather than a geographical basis under the management of Christoph Engl , the Oberalp Group has announced that Stefan Rainer will become its chief sales officer on Oct. 1. Rainer, who has been ...

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    Anta’s president will run Amer Sports


    Jie (James) Zheng , executive director and president of Anta Sports Products, is taking over the responsibilities of Heikki Takala , who has decided to resign from his role as president and chief executive of Amer Sports after ten years in the position. Takala, a former commercial director ...

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    Patagonia’s European chief will run the whole group


    Ryan Gellert , an American who has been running Patagonia EMEA since the end of 2014, has been promoted to serve as chief executive of Patagonia Works , the parent company of Patagonia Inc. In addition, Jenna Johnson has been promoted from vice president ...

  • Tretorn

    Tretorn strengthens management team in efforts to accelerate DTC transition


    Tretorn , the Swedish footwear, outdoor apparel and rainwear specialist, continues to reinforce its management team as it seeks to overhaul its business model and develop direct-to-consumer channels. In the summer of 2019, the company, which was established in 1891, appointed Magnus Månsson as its new chief executive. ...

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    Thule Group is changing its senior management


    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 ...