Latest Executive Changes

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    Santa Cruz Bikes founder advises Specialized


    Source: Specialized Rob Roskopp As US bike supplier Specialized Bicycle Components just confirmed in its in-house newsletter, the California-based company has appointed Rob Roskopp, the founder of MTB forge Santa Cruz Bicycles, to an advisory role. With Roskopp, who founded Santa Cruz Bicycles in 1993 and left ...

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    Rapala slims down global management team


    After the Finnish company Rapala VMC, a global market leader in fishing lures, fishing hooks and fishing-related knives and tools, initiated a strategic realignment at the beginning of the year aimed at becoming more operationally agile, Executive Vice Presidents Päivi Ohvo (Head of Human Resources), Enrico Ravenni (Head of APAC ...

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    ​Nyrensten resigns from the RVRC Board of Directors


    As announced in May 2024, Niclas Nyrensten, board member and co-founder of RVRC Holding AB (RevolutionRace), has requested his own resignation from the board of RevolutionRace. The Board now consists of Alexander Martensen-Larsen, Sara Diez Jauregui, Cecilie Elde, Andreas Källström Säfweräng, Birgitta Stymne Göransson and David Thörewik.

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    Böhm appointed Managing Director of Oberalp’s Business Unit Central Europe


    Source: Dynafit Benedikt Böhm Since June 1, 2024, Benedikt Böhm has been responsible for managing the Oberalp Group’s Business Unit Central Europe (DACH). He took over from Axel Brosch, who left the company on May 31. Böhm will also remain the International Managing Director of the Dynafit ...

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    US-based outdoor adventure company appoints Mike Hattrup as Director of Skiing


    Source: Eleven Mike Hattrup Eleven, a US-based provider of off-the-grid lodging and exclusive guided outdoor adventures, announced that it has named Mike Hattrup as its new Director of Skiing. This move puts a proven industry veteran in charge of developing and promoting the company’s network of ski ...

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    ​Patagonia hires BD Europe’s GM as Marketplace Director EMEA


    Patagonia has hired Stephan Hagenbusch as Marketplace Director, EMEA. An outdoor veteran with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Hagenbusch will lead Patagonia’s Marketplace team across the EMEA region.

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    Bianchi opens new factory, new CEO since start of the year


    Source: Bianchi The new Bianchi headquarter in Treviglio was officially inaugurated on June 4, 2024 Italian bicycle manufacturer Bianchi officially opened a new factory on June 4. The factory is located in the same building in Via delle Battaglie in Treviglio, where Bianchi has had its headquarters ...

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    POC and Cake founder appointed to Haglöfs board


    Since the Swedish outdoor company Haglöfs changed hands from Asics to venture capital firm LionRock Capital in December 2023, there has been movement at the company’s management level. Since the departure of CEO Fredrik Ohlsson, who had previously led the company for five years under Asics, Daniel Tseung and Tom ...

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    New Global President for TNF


    Source: VF Corp. Caroline Brown Less than a week after announcing the appointment of a new leader for the Vans brand (our sister publication SGI Europe reported), VF Corp. has appointed Caroline Brown as Global Brand President of The North Face (TNF), effective June 10, 2024. Brown ...

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    Coats Group will have a new CEO


    Source: Coats Rajiv Sharma will step down Coats Group, the British group that makes threads and components for the footwear and clothing industries, has announced that its Chief Executive, Rajiv Sharma, will be stepping down by the end of 2024 and that David Paja has been selected ...

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    Ribble Cycles has a new CEO


    Historic British cycle maker Ribble Cycles has announced the appointment of Sean Hastings as its new CEO, effective July 1. He takes over the role from Andy Smallwood, who served as Ribble’s CEO since 2017. Hastings has extensive experience across brand, product and retail. He joins Ribble from B2C Group. ...

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    ​New Head of Sustainability at Riese & Müller


    Source: Riese & Müller Sarah-Helene Sowa Sarah-Helene Sowa has been named Head of Sustainability at German e- and cargo-bike manufacturer Riese & Müller, effective May 1, 2024. She reports directly to Managing Director Dr. Sandra Wolf and is part of the management team. Sowa’s tasks focus on ...

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    Leatt expands with new sales and brand manager appointments in Europe


    Leatt, South African manufacturer of off-road protective equipment for motorized and non-motorized two-wheelers, has appointed Kim Thalén and Maciej Gąsior as Sales and Brand Managers across the European regions. Thalén will take on the role for the Nordic and Baltic countries, while Gąsior will be responsible for Eastern Europe. This ...

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    Hyosung appoints Marketing Manager to support European growth


    Source: Hyosung Andreas Puchert Hyosung TNC, the South Korean sustainable textile solutions provider, has hired Andreas Puchert as its new European Marketing Manager Textiles. Puchert will work with the company’s European marketing team in the promotion of Hyosung’s specialty fibers and fabrics to targeted brand and retail ...

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    Thule Group with new SVP Corporate Comms and IR


    Catharina Paulcén has been appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at the Swedish Thule Group AB. She will be part of the group management and based at the group’s headquarters in Malmö, Sweden. Her predecessor, Fredrik Erlandsson, announced in January that he was leaving to join a ...

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    Recommerce specialist Trove appoints new CEO


    Trove, a leading US-based resale and trade-in company for brands and retailers, has appointed Terry Boyle as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 17. Boyle brings extensive experience in the retail industry, having previously served as CEO or President of several companies. He succeeds Gayle Tait, who has decided ...

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    VF share plummets 11.7% after poor Q4 results, but beats full-year cash flow forecast


    VF Corp. failed to exceed consensus estimates for quarterly sales and profit for a fourth consecutive quarter. The latest bad news for the parent of The North Face (TNF), Vans, Timberland and Dickies, among others, sent VF’s shares down 11.7 percent in after-market trading on May 22. The stock has ...

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    Berghaus with new DACH marketing team


    Source: Berghaus Stephanie Demuth British outdoor specialist Berghaus has reorganized its marketing team for the DACH region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), confirming its growth strategy in the German-speaking market. Responsible for the change is Pentland Brands Deutschland GmbH in Gmund, which – in addition to Berghaus – also ...

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    Equip creates role of European Sales Director


    Source: Equip Hervé Domenighini Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd, owner of the Rab and Lowe Alpine brands, has appointed Hervé Domenighini as European Sales Director. He will join the company on June 12th. In this newly created role, Domenighini will lead Equip’s strategic commercial activities in Europe, ...

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    From interim to permanent: WFSGI Board elects Zwiebler as CEO


    Source: WFSGI WFSGI CEO Emma Zwiebler The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) announced that Emma (Mason) Zwiebler has been appointed permanent WFSGI Chief Executive Officer from May 1, 2024. The decision was taken at a recent WFSGI Board Meeting in London after Zwiebler’s successful ...