Fleet Feet Sports appointed Joey Pointer, its former CFO, as chief executive officer.
Columbia Sportswear Company made a strategic realignment of its corporate leadership team. Effective July 1, 2017, several members of the senior leadership team will be elevated to new roles or take on additional responsibilities.
American Outdoor Brands Corporation created a new Logistics & Customer Service Division. Lewis Hornsby has been hired to serve as president of the newly created division.
New Balance unveiled a manufacturing partnership with Formlabs to bring 3D printing to large-scale, Massachusetts-based footwear manufacturing.
Outdoor Industry Association named its three newly elected board members: Scott Buelter, CEO, Ascent360; Mike Joyce, president and CEO, PrimaLoft Inc.; Mark Satkiewicz, general manager, Toms.
Riddell added football player Peyton Manning as a strategic advisor to the business. Manning will be Riddell’s first-ever brand ambassador supporting the football community.
The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Board appointed Kevin Bezanson of Cleve’s Source for Sports and Greg Miller of Universal Athletic to its board of directors.
Smartwool added two new hires to the brand’s Canadian team. Marie-Élizabeth Lajoie joined the team as marketing coordinator and Deborah Mahamode joined as sales coordinator.
Puma appointed Dr. Raliza Koleva to the position of chief compliance officer, with immediate effect.
Osprey Packs hired Scott Maslen as senior country director, Vietnam. Maslen will report directly to Chris Graham, senior vice president of product, who is relocating to the United Kingdom.
Crosman Corporation, a manufacturer of airguns, archery products, optics and related accessories, promoted Robert Beckwith to chief executive officer.
Confluence Outdoor appointed Greg Cattrano as vice president, sales. Cattrano comes to Confluence from New Balance’s Warrior & Brine Lacrosse business.
Vibram collaborated with Gold’s Gym on the launch of a co-branded, limited-edition cross training FiveFingers shoe.
Fischer Sports USA named skier and ski product developer Mike Hattrup to the position of backcountry specialist/western territory manager.
Mizuno formed a multi-year partnership with LakePoint Sporting Community, making the brand the “Official Performance Sports Gear Partner of LakePoint.”
Ruffwear, a producer of performance dog gear, partnered with Outdog.mx to manage distribution in Mexico.
Inov-8, a running footwear, apparel and gear brand, hired Park City-based Simbol Communications as its public relations agency of record.
The Conservation Alliance welcomed College Outside, a connection between the outdoor industry and the college demographic, as its newest member.
The U.S. Polo Association is returning as the official apparel sponsor of the Federation of International Polo (FIP).
GSM Outdoors acquired Bullseye Camera Systems, a maker of long-range target cameras.
Wintersteiger North America appointed Trish Morrissey to the role of Easyrent Specialist. Morrissey most recently served as the director of operations for Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall, CT.
Fanatics formed an exclusive collectibles and memorabilia partnership with NHL rookie star and Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews.
Canyon USA, the American arm of the German consumer-direct cycling, hired Keith Hnatiuk as director of operations, Katie Araujo as inside sales manager and Malek Awar as IT manager, bringing its total U.S. staff to 20.
STX signed British field hockey stalwart and Olympic gold medalist Alex Danson.
Rollga, a manufacturer of foam rollers, hired the PR firm Darby Communications.
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