SOG Specialty Knives & Tools has appointed Joe McSwiney as its new chief executive. For the past 10 years, McSwiney has served as president and chief executive of Cascade Designs, a Seattle-based outdoor equipment maker where he started his career in 1995. While at the helm of Cascade Designs, he served as chairman of Outdoor Industry of America's (OIA) Sustainability Working Group and OIA's Trade Advisory Council. He has also served as treasurer of European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA).