Clarus Corp. announced the appointment of Kelly Davis as executive vice president of operations and talent, effective March 26, 2020.

Davis has nearly 20 years of manufacturing and leadership experience and a track record of building high-performing teams that drive growth and profitability. He previously served as a vice president and general manager of IDEX Corporation, a diversified engineered products company, where he managed the Trebor and Knight business units. While at IDEX, Davis recruited, developed and scaled a number of leadership teams focused on executing strategic initiatives to improve financial performance and drive sustainable growth.

Prior to joining IDEX, Davis served as senior operations lean manager for Ultradent Products, a global dental supply and manufacturing company, where he implemented Lean and Six Sigma projects that achieved $2.5 million in annual cost savings. He began his career as an independent consultant, working with more than 200 manufacturing companies across Utah to optimize operations for profitable growth. Davis has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Western Governors University and holds several operational certifications, including Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Facilitator.

“Kelly is a proven leader with an unparalleled ability to assemble and oversee teams that enhance operational efficiency and drive outstanding results,” said John Walbrecht, president of Clarus. “At Clarus, we are committed to being one of the most innovative companies in the outdoor industry while driving long-term growth and profitability. We are confident Kelly is the right person to drive quality improvement, further optimize operations and help efficiently grow our unique brands.”

Davis said, “Clarus is a clear leader in the outdoor and consumer industries due to its unique and iconic ‘super-fan’ brands that help define the activities they serve. I am honored to join the company at this exciting time and look forward to working with John and the rest of the leadership team to continue scaling the business by investing in innovation and operational efficiency.”

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Clarus’ portfolio of brands includes Black Diamond, Sierra, PIEPS, and SKINourishment.

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