Latest Executive Changes

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    Former Nike executive to become TNF’s new global brand president


    VF Corp. has named Nicole Otto global brand president of its Denver, Colorado-based outdoor brand The North Face (TNF). Otto will succeed Steve Murray, who will be retiring. Murray had been promoted from president of Americas to global brand president of TNF in October 2020 as part of management structure ...

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    Former CEO of Private Sport Shop group to join Moustache Bikes as CEO


    French e-bike supplier Moustache Bikes is strengthening its management team ahead of its tenth anniversary, launching a new development phase. On Jan. 1, 2022, Olivier Cantet, an experienced executive from the outdoor and sporting goods industry, who describes himself as a “leading French e-bike specialist,” will join the company as ...

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    Odlo reorganizes its business structure in German-speaking countries


    Pascal Schweizer, Odlo’s country manager DACH, is seizing the opportunity of the departure of field sales manager Matthias Faller to reorganize responsibilities in the German-speaking region. Faller is leaving Odlo on Oct. 31 after almost five years with the company. Moving forward, a dedicated sales manager will be in place ...

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    Prophete Group with management change after successful turnaround


    In mid-2019, when the German bicycle supplier Prophete Group ran into difficult waters, the two owner families, Lönne and Prophete, brought the turnaround consultancy Struktur Management Partner GmbH on board. Interim manager Felix Schwabedal was tasked with designing and implementing the restructuring. Effective Oct. 1, 2021, he will now be ...

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    ​Bollé Brands Group with executive changes for e-com, CSR, marketing and sales


    Bollé Brands Group has hired new staff for its marketing, business, e-commerce and corporate social responsibility departments to support the plan to strengthen both its digital and local presence, raise awareness of all the group’s brands - Bollé, Cébé, Spy+ and Serengeti - and strengthen its socially responsible investment policy. ...

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    Houdini drives expansion of circular economy movement with new shareholder


    Swedish outdoor brand Houdini Sportswear announced that Italian investment firm GDTRE will join the brand’s co-founders, Hanna Lindblad and Eva Karlsson, who both hold a minority stake in the company and together own 77 percent of the company, as well as Stefan Ytterborn, founder of POC and CEO and founder ...

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    SSU reorganizes management of Internetstores Group


    After more than three years as CEO of Internetstores GmbH, Hans Dohrmann will leave the parent company of multichannel bike, camping and outdoor retailers such as Addnature, Bikester, Brügelmann, Campz and According to Internetstores Group’s parent company, Signa Sports United (SSU), he will leave “on good terms” on Sept. ...

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    New CEO and board members for Ecco


    Ecco’s CEO Steen Borgholm has stepped down from his post on Aug. 20 “by mutual agreement” after four years and more than two decades with the Danish footwear company. He will be replaced by Panos Mytaros, who has been with the company for 27 years. Mytaros started his career with ...

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    Black Diamond hires ski industry veteran Mike Hattrup


    Salt Lake City-based outdoor company Black Diamond Equipment has named Mike Hattrup business unit director for its ski category. Hattrup will be responsible for the brand’s entire ski and snow safety category, including skis, avalanche transceivers, JetForce airbag backpacks, probes, shovels, as well as snowpacks and ski poles. As business ...

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    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 head of sales. Stecker has been ...

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    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, ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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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    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: ...

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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, ...