Latest Executive Changes

  • 1200px-Smartwool_logo.svg

    Smartwool strengthens sales and e-commerce


    Source: Smartwool Jennifer McLaren, CEO Smartwool The CEO of Denver-based merino specialist Smartwool , Jennifer McLaren , has named two new executives for the brand’s sales and e-commerce departments. Corey Stecker , previously international general manager of sales and marketing, was promoted to global ...

  • John Colonna Kopie

    Colonna takes the helm at K2-MDV


    Source: K2 Sports John Colonna After three years as president of K2 Sports , John Colonna has been named president and CEO of K2-MDV Holdings . He will be responsible for the Marker Dalbello Völkl ( MDV ) and K2 Sports businesses, ...

  • luhta-sportswear-company

    New boss and new structures for Dachstein’s parent


    Juha Luhtanen , 51, became the new managing director of the Luhta Sportswear Company on May 4, taking the place of his older brother, Vesa Luhtanen , who has retired after many years at the helm of the Finnish-based family-owned company, previously known as the L-Fashion Group . The ...

  • Graphik

    U.S. bike industry veteran to head Hero International in London


    After Indian two-wheeler giant Hero MotoCorp Ltd. (also known as Hero Motor Company or HMC ) announced in March the formation of Hero International ( HIT ) as its new international headquarters in Europe, U.S. industry veteran Jeff Weiss has now been hired as CEO of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Markus Hefter

    ISPO Group without Markus Hefter


    After working for Messe München for 18 years, Markus Hefter , exhibition director for the ISPO Munich and OutDoor by ISPO trade shows, has left the company, apparently to pursue a new opportunity with a yet unnamed company later in September. Source: ...

  • kisspng-logo-black-diamond

    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 ...

  • Shimano Logo

    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 ...

  • bezos-final-0404

    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. ...

  • ARCLOGO_-_Bird_highres

    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 ...

  • Greenstorm Mobility_CEO Carsten Greiner und Richard Hirschhuber2

    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, ...

  • Zwift_Logo

    ​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 ...

  • 016359135

    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. ...

  • Amer_Sports_Logo.svg

    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 ...

  • Herrmans:Karl-Gustav Henriksson, Technical Manager, next to the Cobot cell and newly produced frontlight Nordic Xtreme

    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. ...

  • jack-wolfskin-logo-1

    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 ...

  • VF_Corp_Logo

    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 ...