Arc’teryx Equipment, a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada, appointed CJ King as the brand’s new Global Commercial Leader and member of the company’s senior management team.

“I am very excited about bringing CJ into the Arc’teryx family. His resume speaks for itself and I can’t wait to see what he can do with the amazing team he has around him,” said Jon Hoerauf, GM and president of Arc’teryx. “CJ will dive right in and work on crafting and executing our global commercial strategy. I have no doubt business results will come under his leadership – but I am most excited to watch his people leadership skills in action.”

King is a longtime veteran of the outdoor apparel industry, having spent more than 15 years working with globally renowned brands including The North Face, Nike, Pearl Izumi and Smartwool.

He spent the early days of his career in product development, transitioned into product/merchandising and then moved into international sales and business development for Smartwool.

King also brings global experience, having spent time in Asia, South America and Canada. He brings a comprehensive understanding of the core Arc’teryx business, the marketplace, product merchandising and sales within the outdoor apparel sector.

“For more than 20 years, I have admired and respected Arc’teryx for its commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, and authenticity. I am proud to be a part of this industry leading organization,” noted King. “Arc’teryx is filled with sharp, creative thinkers that are inspiring to work with and I look forward to facing challenges with this team as we expand the brand globally. In addition to joining a fantastic company, my family is thrilled with their next adventure of relocating to the outdoor playground of Vancouver’s North Shore.”

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