Under Armour Inc. stated that Patrik Frisk will become the company’s president and chief operating officer (COO) effective July 10.
Boardriders Inc., formerly Quiksilver Inc., appointed Nate Smith, formerly at Oakley, to the position of president of the Americas region. Current global president and Americas leader Greg Healy will return to Australia to lead the APAC region.
Group Rossignol North America reported that on July 17, 2017, Francois Goulet will assume the role of president of Group Rossignol in North America.
Helly Hansen, a technical outdoor brand, appointed Waypoint Outdoor as its exclusive U.S. nationwide master sales representative for both the sportswear and work-wear wholesale businesses.
Bass Pro Shops appointed Les Crawford as the new president of White River Marine Group, which until now was known as Tracker Marine.
OluKai, the Hawaiian-inspired lifestyle brand, announced a new partnership with Roark Revival, an Orange County California-based adventure travel apparel brand, founded by Ryan Hitzel.
Sig Sauer Inc., a maker of handguns, rifles, ammunition, electro-optics and other hunting accessories, hired Allen McCormick as VP of marketing.
Nalgene Outdoor Products, a manufacturer of reusable water bottles, and USA Cycling, a 501(c3) member-based organization that is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, are collaborating for the 2017/18 racing season.
The University of Toledo (UT) Athletic Department has agreed to a multi-year exclusive partnership with Nike beginning on July 1, 2017, UT Vice President and Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced.
Icebug, the footwear brand focused on traction, hired Ellen Brown for sales representation in the Rocky Mountain region.
FC Schalke 04 e.V. have come to an agreement with Umbro to become the club’s new kit suppliers from July 2018, thus ending the club’s long-standing partnership with Adidas.
KL Outdoor-GSC, a New Water Capital portfolio company, stated that outdoor sports and recreation industry veteran Charles L. “Chuck” Smith has been named chief executive officer.
Retro Fitness appointed Mike Rogers to be the company’s first chief operations officer. Rogers most recently served as director of license store operations at Starbucks Coffee Company.
Brooklyn-based sports technology start-up Storelli unveiled two new global ambassadors, Manchester United and England winger Jesse Lingard and EPL-winning Chelsea and Spain defender César Azpilicueta.
Polygiene, a specialist in odor control technologies, named two international partners to manage distribution in Turkey and India. It also appointed Ulrika Bjork as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and promoted North American marketing director, Colleen Nipkow, as its global marketing director.
Chamber-View LLC, a manufacturer of visual firearm safety products for shotguns, AR rifle platforms and pistols, has been acquired by X-Ring Productions LLC.
FloSports, a provider of live digital sports and original content, partnered with Hoka One One to promote the sport of running.
Do Outdoors LLC, also known as Lew’s Fishing, a leading supplier of branded fishing reels, rods, and related accessories, promoted Gary Remensnyder to chief executive officer.
Daily Burn, an on-demand fitness brand and an operating business of IAC, appointed Tricia Han as CEO.
The Conservation Alliance board elected Tyler LaMotte, vice president of global brand marketing at Keen Inc., and Mary Maliff, director at The Forest Group, to serve on the organization’s board of directors.
The National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) stated that Malcolm Getz, CEO and shareholder of Camfour, will join the NASGW board of directors.
The Crosman Corporation added industry veteran Dave Jenner as its director business development.
Four members of the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) were elected to fill two regional seats and two At-Large seats on the board of directors.
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc. selected Wilson Sporting Goods as its official provider of footballs for all Pop Warner games.
Pack company Mystery Ranch expanded its sales force in the U.S. and Canada. With the addition of two more sales agencies, it will expand its reach to the Mid Atlantic and the Rocky Mountains.
Rab added three rep groups to help support new 2017 product and branding efforts.
Global marine navigation technology company C-MAP stated that Sean Fernback has been engaged as chief executive officer of Digital Marine Solutions Holding AS and the C-MAP Group.
Antigua Group Inc. has been named the provider for Team USA’s uniforms at the 2017 Solheim Cup.
TeamSnap, an integrated sports management company, acquired FanAppEvents, a tournament and league management company, for an undisclosed amount.
Mikasa and two-time NCAA Beach Volleyball Champion Sara Hughes have entered into a sponsorship agreement through 2020.
Burley Design, a producer of outdoor recreational transport gear formed a partnership with Riteway Products Japan.
Bulldog Sporting Goods, based in Athens, GA, is closing after 49 years, according to onlineathens.com.
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