+++ Ugo Claudio Matteoli, the president of the body that represents Italy’s anglers (FIPSAS - Federazione Italiana Pesca Sportiva e Attività Subacquee), who is also head of the Confédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive (CIPS) and the Fédération Internationale de la Pêche Sportive en Eau (FIPSed), is set to receive the Golden Collar by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), Italy’s highest sporting honor

+++ Valeria Ghezzi is the new chairman of Fianet (Fédération Internationale des Associations Nationales d’Exploitants de Téléphériques), the international federation of national associations of passenger transport by rope railways

+++ With the recent installation of a RECCO SAR helicopter detector at HeliAir Sweden in Västerås in the south of the country, there are now three sites – in addition to Kallax Flyg in Kiruna and Storm Heliworks in Östersund – across Sweden that can respond to search and rescue requests +++



+++ Lenzing has announced Nico Reiner as its new chief financial officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023, to succeed Thomas Obendrauf, who is leaving the company

+++ DuPont announced that Scott Collick has been named vice president of sustainability after Jane Schindewolf decided to retire after 40 years of service to the company

+++ Namuk, the Swiss children’s outdoor apparel brand, has hired Sebastian Reinhard, most recently marketing director EMEA at The North Face for 7 years, as chief marketing officer, responsible for national and international communications and brand growth in Germany and the U.S. +++



+++ German fishing tackle retailer Stollenwerk Group is to merge with Fishing-King, Angling International has reported

+++ PrimaLoft, Inc. has been named to Fast Company’s second annual Brands That Matter list, honoring brands that communicate and demonstrate brand purpose

+++ Bozzetto Group has announced the 100 percent acquisition of the fiber division from Levaco Chemicals +++



+++ Colmar has added French alpine ski racer Clément Noel to its athlete roster

+++ Merrell, part of Wolverine Worldwide, has been named Brand of the Year and will be recognized at the Footwear News Achievement Awards Gala on Nov. 30 in New York

+++ Cake has unveiled the Bukk (“Thunder Cloud“), a new off-road platform, with an initial limited edition of 50 units, designed for trail and track use and equivalent to the A2 classification +++



+++ British outdoor clothing specialist Montane will be exclusively distributed in Italy by NOV.ITA

+++ Columbia Sportswear has opened a new store at Palladium Mall, Lower Parel, Mumbai, its fourth outlet across Mumbai +++



+++ The Swiss Tourism Board, in partnership with Trenitalia, has set up a ski run in Milan’s city center (piazza Gae Aulenti), available until Nov. 27 +++


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