Dick’s Sporting Goods named Paul Gaffney, formerly at Home Depot, as chief technology officer.
Merrell appointed Strick Walker to the position of chief marketing officer and Johanna Koeberle to senior product director, Active Lifestyle.
Mickey Drexler, the former CEO of J. Crew, has become executive chairman of Outdoor Voices, the athleisure upstart.
Sport headphone and technology company Jaybird has hired former Nike Inc. senior leader Jamie Parker as its new president and chief executive officer.
Badger Sportswear, a maker of athletic apparel and team uniforms, purchased Garb Athletics, a boutique manufacturer of custom-tailored sports uniforms.
Four-time FIA Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton will spearhead Men’s Training business at Puma beginning with the 24/7 marketing campaign.
Skechers USA Inc. hired John Vandemore to serve as chief financial officer.
Jordan Brand has signed on as the official uniform supplier of the French Basketball Federation.
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. stated that Nicol David, currently ranked the No. 6 professional women’s squash player in the world, has joined its Advisory Staff.
Whataburger partnered with Yeti on a line of Flying W-branded Yeti tumblers.
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee stated that Amazon will be presenting sponsor of the 2018 USA Games Closing Ceremony in the company’s hometown of Seattle.
TSG Consumer Partners (TSG), a private equity firm focused exclusively on the branded consumer sector, acquired a minority stake in Nuun and Company.
Blizzard/Tecnica stated that Savanna Cochran will be the new associate sales representative in Colorado, Southeast Wyoming and New Mexico, effective immediately.
Smartwool awarded High Plains Outdoor Group as the 2017 Agency of the Year, Patrick Manzer as 2017 Rep of the Year and Lynsey Cole as Key Account Rep of the Year.
Perfect Storm Boot Corp. added the Summit Sales NW team, effective immediately.
ISPO is expanding its international network in the context of ISPO Academy with the addition of Brazil and India.
Gatorade partnered with Jordan Brand on the “Like Mike” apparel collection.
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