Columbia stated that Russ Hopcus will be appointed president of the Prana brand. Joe Craig will replace Hopcus as SVP, North America sales for the Columbia brand.

After 10 years as chief executive officer of family-owned Downlite, James Lape is retiring and passing his torch to Josh Werthaiser, former Downlite CFO.

Synovus Bank received regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities of World’s Foremost Bank (WFB), the credit card operation of Cabela’s Inc.

Fitbit partnered with DexCom Inc. to develop and market products to help people better manage their diabetes.

Implus revealed plans to open Implus Canada, the company’s first sales and distribution center in North America outside of their U.S.-based corporate headquarters in Durham, NC.

Skechers Performance stated that 17-time NCAA National Champion Edward Cheserek will join the roster of Skechers Performance elite athletes.

Unifi Inc. appointed Jeffrey C. Ackerman as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately.

Nikwax named KNS Reps as its Agency of the Year. KNS has represented Nikwax in the Rocky Mountain region for multiple years.

Fischer Skis US LLC announced several new staff positions and the formal opening of a Salt Lake City Showroom Space.

Eagle Creek partnered with Farther North Sales as representatives for the Upper Midwest.

Eastern Outdoor Reps Association and New England Sports Reps have merged into a new entity, which is incorporated in the State of Vermont and awaiting 501(c6) nonprofit approval from the IRS.

O’Brien Watersports has acquired substantially all the assets of Nash Mfg., which produces watersports products under the Hydroslide brand name, pool and lake leisure products under the licensed brand name of Margaritaville and rotational molded coolers under the brand name Sub Z.

Baltimore-based STX LLC signed British national field hockey player Ashley Jackson.

Longstreth Sporting Goods and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) formed a partnership and launched an exclusive online store for WPLL apparel.

CEP Compression is now an official supplier for PSIA-AASI, an organization dedicated to teaching people how to ski and snowboard.

Iconix Brand Group Inc. stated that June K. DeFabio has joined the company as executive vice president of the Women’s and Home divisions.

Genesco Inc. named Mario Gallione as president of the company’s Journeys retail division.

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