Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank visited the White House, which set off a storm of responses both supporting and condemning his comments about President Trump’s business policies. Stephen Curry, Misty Copeland and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were among those weighing in.
Outdoor Retailer lost Patagonia, Polartec and Aryc’teryx as exhibitors this week, with Ibex Outdoor Clothing stating it will attend in a reduced capacity.
Wolverine World Wide Inc. appointed Todd Spaletto to the position of President of the Wolverine Outdoor and Lifestyle Group and Jim Zwiers to the position of executive vice president.
VF Corp. appointed Roger Spatz to the position of Brand President, Reef, effective immediately. Spatz will also continue to serve as President of VF’s Eagle Creek brand, a position he has held since 2011. The company also named Brendan Sullivan to the position of President of Sportswear.
Perry Ellis International Inc. appointed David Rattner as CFO. Rattner brings more than 20 years of financial experience from Elizabeth Arden, most recently serving as VP Finance and Corporate Controller.
L.L.Bean CEO Stephen Smith reached out in an email to employees regarding President Trump’s executive order blocking immigrants of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the U.S.
Hydro Flask, a producer of insulated stainless steel flasks, now a Helen of Troy Limited company, added Yiorgos Makris as Director of Marketing and John Cupit as Director of Design.
Lifestyle brand Kith hired Emily Oberg, former Complex video producer, as creative lead of Kith Women.
Pro Performance Sports, the parent company of the Sklz, Pro Mini and Sport-Brella brands, appointed Tim Wiseman as President and COO.
Pou Sheng International, a spin-off of Taiwan’s apparel and footwear maker Yue Yuen, appointed Lee Shao-Wu as Chief Executive Officer.
Sean O’Hollaren, senior vice president, government and public affairs at Nike, was elected for a three-year term as chairman of a renewed board at the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI).
Superfeet, an insole brand in the active lifestyle and outdoor markets, named Momentum Media PR as the brand’s agency of record, effective immediately.
Buck Knives awarded its 2016 Sales Rep of the Year to Matt Hicks of Tackett Brothers Inc. during the recent 2017 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Wiivv Wearables Inc. acquired Esoles, known for its modular customizable footbeds.
Mammoth Coolers, a provider of rotomolded coolers, drinkware and accessories, appointed Schooler Associates as its new sales agency of record for Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
United Sporting Companies (USC), a nationwide distributor of hunting, outdoor and marine products, promoted Grace Brickle to Director of Human Resources and Rob George to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Sports nutrition company Science in Sport hired Tonya Wearner as General Manager, in line with its expansion strategy in the United States.
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