Latest Executive Changes

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Pentland Brands announces executive changes


    (SGI) In an internal promotion, Chirag Patel is taking the place of Andy Long as chief executive of Pentland Brands , the owner of Berghaus, Canterbury, Ellesse, Speedo and other brands, overseeing a re-shaped executive team. Filling a new role, Long will become a director of ...


    Omni-channel retail specialist to become new president of Wolverine Worldwide


    Brendan Hoffman will take office on September 8 as the new president of Wolverine Worldwide, the company announced earlier this week. Hoffman will then also join the company’s board of directors. Source: Wolverine Worldwide Brendan Hoffman The omni-channel retail specialist brings ...

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    Changes in Deuter’s management


    Just hours after he participated in a panel of experts on the topic of how to overcome the corona crisis at the Ispo Re.Start Days , the German backpack and sleeping bag specialist Deuter announced that Martin Riebel will step down from his position as managing director of ...

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    PrimaLoft “adjusts business” in the crisis and dismisses European managers


    Ingredient brand PrimaLoft has confirmed existing rumors about the separation from its president licensing and managing director Europe, Jochen Lagemann , as of May 31. Jochen Lagemann A PrimaLoft spokesperson said that Lagemann’s departure was a result of the economic effects of the coronavirus ...

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    Patagonia CEO Marcario is stepping down


    Rose Marcario is stepping down as chief executive of Patagonia on June 12, after 12 years with the company, the last six as CEO. She joined Patagonia as chief financial officer in 2008 after spending 15 years in private equity. Patagonia’s chief operating officer, Doug Freeman , will ...

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    Melody Harris-Jensbach to leave Jack Wolfskin


    Melody Harris-Jensbach , who has been running Jack Wolfskin for the past six years, will soon be leaving the German outdoor brand. According to a press release, Callaway Golf Company , which took over Jack Wolfskin at the beginning of 2019 for around €418 million, and Harris-Jensbach had already ...

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    Inuheat appoints Thiel, Schmid and Wennerholm to the board


    Johan Thiel has been appointed chairman of the board of Inuheat Group , a Swedish developer of novel solutions for embedding wearable heating into clothing. Thiel served as chief executive of MIPS AB from 2013 to 2019. In 2017, he successfully guided MIPS to a public offering ...

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    Vista’s earnings to top guidance


    In a business update, Vista Outdoor said that adjusted earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter will exceed its own guidance, adding that it has the support and financial flexibility required to navigate the Covid-19 pandemic. Vista expects to enter its fiscal year 2021 with more than $150 ...

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    Primaloft will make more noise


    (SGI) No figures are available, but Primaloft is said to have become very profitable after growing for a while at a double-digit rate every year. Some of the profits are going to be reinvested in consumer-oriented advertising to build up brand awareness, probably starting with the autumn/winter 2021 ...

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    EOG: New team members and ambitious goals


    The European Outdoor Group ( EOG ), which currently federates 110 of the world’s leading industrial and retail companies from the outdoor sector, has announced its priorities for the coming years. The focus will be on three pillars: Doing business right with the help of business intelligence; preserving the ...

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    New chief executive for Haglöfs


    (SGI) The Swedish outdoor company Haglöfs has not had a chief executive since November 2019, when Carsten Unbehaun left to become the new CEO of Asics EMEA. The vacancy has finally been filled by its global sales director, Fredrik Ohlsson . In his new role, Ohlsson ...