Vaude to Launch New Footwear Line

Vaude will be launching a new footwear line that will be backed by a specially devised custom-fitting shoe design. The company has brought together a new team that been working on the line for two years. VAUDE product manager Marco Lachner and his orthopa

Holding and Purdy Partner for New Sales Agency

Bob Holding, senior VP at Arc’teryx, is partnering with Jim Purdy, principle of Purdy Associates to form a new sales agency for the Pacific Northwest, Waypoint Outdoor. The new agency combines Holding’s extensive brand building experience at Patagonia an

EMS Inks Sponsorship Deal with Scout Show

Eastern Mountain Sports will serve as title sponsor for this week’s Connecticut Rivers Council Scout Show Boy Scouts of America 2007 in Hebron, Conn. This “jamboree,” expected to draw over 7,000 boy scouts, is a 3-day festival featuring outdoor activities

Arc’teryx Appoints New VP of Sales

Gary Bryant, European Brand Manager for Arc’teryx, will be taking the newly created position of Vice President of Sales. Bryant will be responsible for worldwide sales for the brand. Bryant is taking over the Sales responsibilities of current Senior VP o

SSV to Acquire 18 Breeze Ski Rental Shops

Specialty Sports Venture, a joint venture majority-owned by Vail Resorts, Inc., entered into an agreement to acquire 18 Breeze Ski Rental shops at locations throughout Colorado, Utah and California for $6.5 million. With this acquisition, SSV becomes one

NSGA Elects New Officer and Board Members

The National Sporting Goods Association elected one new officer and five members of its Board of Directors. Bob Dickman, Kesslers Team Sports, was elected Treasurer/Chairman-Elect and assumes that office on June 1…

Perry Ellis CFO Resigns

George Pita, Chief Financial Officer of Perry Ellis International, Inc. announced his resignation, effective June 18, 2007, to pursue other interests. Following Mr. Pita's departure, Mr. Thomas D'Ambrosio will assume the role of interim CFO unti

Former Cloudveil Owners Acquire Ouray Sportswear

O Holdings, LLC has completed the acquisition of the assets of Ski Country Imports, Inc. and Ouray Sportswear Wyoming, Inc. O Holdings has capitalized a new company, Ouray Sportswear, LLC which will continue the operations of Ski Country Imports, formerly

Pacific Cycle Hires IBD Marketing Guru

Pacific Cycle hired Jennifer Schwai to serve as Pacific’s Director of IBD Marketing as she returns to the bike industry. In this new role, Schwai will lead strategic marketing initiatives for the GT Bicycles brand and oversee the Schwinn and Mongoose bran

Payless Plans New DC in Ohio

Payless ShoeSource, Inc. plans to locate its eastern distribution center in Brookville, Ohio, a community 15 miles west of Dayton, as part of its dual distribution center plan announced earlier this year aimed at enhancing the logistical efficiency and qu

Brooks Gains More Traction in Specialty Running Market

According to the recently released Sports Marketing Surveys Running Specialty Store Sales Survey, Brooks Sports, Inc. took home first-place standings for its “Brand Strength Forecast” and “Market Strength Forecast” in the specialty running industry. Addit

Unifi Appoints Dillon Yarn CEO to Board

Unifi, Inc.'s Board of Directors appointed Stephen Wener to the Board. Mr. Wener, who lives in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, has served as the President and CEO of Dillon Yarn Corporation since 1980 and has been a driving force behind Dillon's suc

Ashworth Restructures Management and Staff

Ashworth, Inc. will undergo a series of personnel changes. Edward (“Eddie”) J. Fadel has returned to Ashworth as President, effective immediately. Gary I. (Sims) Schneiderman, President, has left the Company to pursue other interests. Peter E. Holmberg, E

Execute Sports Outlines Plan for 2007

Execute Sports Inc. announced several strategic initiatives for the rest of 2007 and summarized key achievements for the past 18 months including the closures of Eagle Rider clothing, Kampus wakeskates and Collective Development bags as well as office and