Amer Sports promoted Bill Kirchner to Vice President and General Manager – Americas. Kirchner will be responsible for leading Amer Sports’ omni-channel execution in the Americas region.

Arc’teryx partnered with Exum Mountain Guides to serve as the guide group’s exclusive apparel partner for the 2016/17 winter season and into the future.

Clean Sport Collective (pictured above), a non-profit that advances the pursuit of clean sport, launched this past week. The mission of the organization is to be united together for honesty, integrity and transparency in sport.

Columbia Sportswear Co. will relocate its Sorel footwear brand headquarters and 45 employees to downtown Portland, OR, in May 2017.

Dragon, an action sports eyewear brand, named Jim Flanagan as its new Region Vice President of Sales for the U.S.

Emerald Expositions has appointed Pat Hus as its new show director for the Sports Licensing and Tailgating Show. Hus will take on the new role for the 2017 show, as well as continue as show director for Emerald’s Interbike show.

Fox Factory Holding Corp. recalled about 7,300 (6,100 in the U.S., plus 1,200 in Canada) bicycle Float X2 shock absorber products because the outer sleeve can rupture, allowing the sleeve to come in contact with other bicycle parts or the rider, posing a fall and injury hazard.

G3 Genuine Guide Gear Inc., a backcountry ski and snowboard equipment manufacturer, hired ski- and outdoor-industry veteran Chris Clark as its Sales Director.

Hoka One One is the new exclusive sponsor of New Jersey New York Track Club, a top U.S. elite middle-distance team led by coach Frank Gagliano.

Ibex Outdoor Clothing, a merino wool apparel brand, announced it would establish a new online-revenue-sharing program with retailers beginning in 2017.

Marquee Brands LLC acquired Body Glove, an outdoor and water sports brand with performance and lifestyle products.

Mel Cotton’s Sporting Goods, an iconic sporting goods store serving Silicon Valley for the past 70 years, will close by the end of the year.

Outdoor Inspiration Awards presented by Adidas Outdoor is now accepting nominations for its seventh annual event set for January 11, 2017 during Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.

Peak Rock Capital, a private equity firm, acquired Do Outdoors Inc., doing business as Lew’s Fishing, a supplier of branded fishing reels, rods and accessories.

Puma said Jay Piccola, its President and General Manager of Puma North America since 2000, plans to retire effective mid-2017.

Scarpa North America is retaining Conner Larsen to represent the brand in the south-central U.S., including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp., through a subsidiary of Battenfeld Technologies Inc., will acquire the business of Ultimate Survival Technologies Inc. (UST Brands), a provider of survival and camping equipment, in an asset acquisition for $32.3 million in cash.

Spartan Race is partnering with luxury-lifestyle hotel brand 1 Hotel in South Beach, FL to open its first ever Spartan Gym on December 1.

Summit Sports, an outdoor adventure and action gear retailer, has relocated its Keego Harbor, MI store to a new location in Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Suunto named Jason Tillinghast as Regional Commercial Director – Americas, where he will be responsible for the execution of Suunto’s omni-channel strategy and for driving consumer engagement in North and South America.

The North Face donated $10,000 to Big City Mountaineers (BCM) to help introduce underprivileged urban youth to the outdoors through wilderness mentoring experiences.

Trek Bicycle Corp. recalled about 2,600 Farley bicycles and framesets (plus about 360 sold in Canada) because the fork can separate from the steer tube, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

Under Armour will open the doors of a new specialty retail location on November 3 at the Prudential Center in Boston’s Back Bay.

Photo courtesy Clean Sport Collective