Under Armour named Clay Dean to the position of chief innovation officer.

Pacific Sunwear appointed James Gulmi, former long-time CFO for Genesco, as interim CEO. He succeeds Gary Schoenfeld, who had been CEO since 2009.

Schutt Sports, a football helmet and protective equipment company, reached a partnership with Pro Gear Sports, a custom shoulder pad supplier to the NFL and NCAA.

Wolverine, the flagship brand of Wolverine Worldwide, appointed John Estes as vice president of global sales and Andy Shripka as vice president of marketing.

Vista Outdoor Inc., a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, named Jennifer G. Anderson as vice president and treasurer, effective April 1, 2017.

Implus, a provider of athletic, fitness and outdoor accessories, acquired Australia-based Global Leisure Concepts (GLC).

Royal Robbins, rock climbing icon and founder of the eponymous outdoor clothing company, passed away at his Modesto, CA home “after a long illness,” according to the company website.

FeraDyne Outdoors LLC acquired privately owned Eastman Outdoors Inc.

Umarex USA appointed Richard Turner as president. Turner will have responsibility for the full scope of company operations.

Cocona Inc., creator of patented 37.5 Technology and Eco-Dri Technology, promoted Christy Raedeke to executive vice president of global marketing and sales.

Fanatics and the International Champions Cup (ICC) expanded their omni-channel retail partnership.

Victorinox Swiss Army Inc. named Hilary Hartley to the position of president, North America.

RYU Apparel Inc. appointed Brett Pawson as the company’s senior vice president, retail and operations.

Fjällräven appointed sales agencies Brandywine River Reps (BR Reps) and The Praelia Group to lead strategic growth in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

J.C. Penney Co. confirmed that Mary Beth West, its chief marketing officer, has accepted the role of chief growth officer with Hershey Co.

IHRSA elected Carrie Kepple, Alan Leach, Bryan O’Rourke and Brad Wilkins to its Board of Directors — to be led by newly elected chair Derek Gallup.

Beeline Bikes, a mobile bike shop, partnered with Amazon to provide on-site bicycle assembly and set-up for customers in eligible areas.

Hurley collaborated with world champion surfer Carissa Moore to create a line of high-performance swimwear.

Garneau, a provider of cycling and triathlon clothing and bike equipment and gear, unveiled a two-year global partnership with the Clif Pro Mountain Bike Team.

Native Shoes appointed Kyle Housman as its new president. Housman is a recent veteran of Lululemon’s international executive team.

Ergo Grip named Dennis Milinazzo as its new chief operating officer. Milinazzo was most recently operations manager at Ergo.

ElliptiGo Inc., an elliptical bicycle company, formed a partnership with Velofix, a fleet of mobile bike shops.

LaserMax appointed Daniel Maier as its chief financial officer.

Red Paddle Co., a manufacturer of inflatable stand-up paddleboards, added eight new partnerships with sales groups.

Pentland Brands Ltd. unveiled an investment in SeaVees, a Californian casual lifestyle sneaker brand.

Bermuda Sands, a designer and manufacturer of performance apparel for leisure sports and activities, named Shelia Bishop as a sales representative for the Texas and Oklahoma territories.

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