+++ Spinnova, the Finnish biomaterials developer, has appointed Teemu Lindberg as executive vice-president of production scaling, a new role to lead Spinnova’s fiber production scaling and new factory projects globally

+++ Gabe Maier returns to the U.S. outdoor specialty retail trade group Grassroots Outdoor Alliance (GOA) to become president, effective Jun. 1, succeeding Rich Hill, who stepped down in March

+++ Alterra Mountain Company announced that Rusty Gregory, current CEO, will retire from day-to-day operations and become vice chairman of the board, while Jared Smith, president of the company, will be promoted to CEO, effective Aug. 1

+++ Australian BikeExchange’s global CEO Mark Watkin has reportedly resigned after 5five years with the company, with co-founder and board member Sam Salter acting as temporary CEO +++



+++ The 1% for the Planet global summit that celebrated the 20th anniversary of the organization has hosted climate activists, industry leaders and topic-related work lessons, now available online and visible on the organization’s website

+++ A new event, Amazean Jungle Thailand by UTMB, will join the UTMB World Series in 2023, becoming the second event in the country alongside Doi Inthanon Thailand by UTMB +++



+++ Australia’s fishing reels supplier Alvey Reels is set to cease manufacturing at the end of June after 102 years in business, although it plans to run its warehouse and administration staff until January/February next year, with the decision driven by rising costs for raw materials, increasing supply chain issues and disruptive Covid-19 staff shortages +++



+++ The ski film “The Ultimate Run” by Marker, Dalbello and Völkl athlete Markus Eder won the Sports Emmy® Award in the category “Outstanding Camera Work – Long Form“ in New York

+++ The North Face has announced the release of “A Winter Affair: The Pursuit,” a New Zealand backcountry ski film that follows Janina Kuzma and Sam Smoothy as they explore their home mountains - the Southern Alps - in the Southern Hemisphere winter of 2021

+++ British e-com specialist Olpro has been awarded the U.K. Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) for its international growth figures despite challenges caused by Brexit and Covid (the company plans 800 percent growth in international business over the next 12 months) +++


+++ Patagonia has filed a lawsuit against licensed apparel wholesaler Mad Engine Global, claiming the company is infringing Patagonia’s “P-6” mountain logo +++



+++ Dynafit has opened a sports performance training center called “Sports_Innovated” in the Bavarian Chiemgau region at the foot of the Alps, where both its team of athletes - mainly ski mountaineers and trail runners - can prepare for their competition and hobby athletes and physiotherapy patients can train +++


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