Clarus Corporation announced the nomination of Susan Ottmann to its Board of Directors.

Ottmann has over 25 years of experience in multiple engineering, marketing, manufacturing, and leadership roles. She currently works at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she directs online degrees in the Engineering Professional Development Program and teaches courses in technical leadership and technical project management. Prior to working in academia, Ottmann managed Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global analytical instrument business, a multi-hundred-million-dollar business where she managed a team of 770 associates with operations in the U.S., UK, Germany, and China, and sales teams worldwide. She has also held leadership roles at Danaher and Schneider Electric.

Shareholders will vote for five director nominees, including Susan, at the company’s Annual Meeting on June 2, 2021. The other four nominees up for election are current members of the company’s Board.

“Susan has a strong track record of global business and leadership experience and we are pleased to have nominated her to join our board,” said Warren Kanders, Clarus’ Executive Chairman. “As we look to continue to grow our business and execute on our strategies, we look forward to the unique perspectives Susan will bring given her background working at large multinational public companies as well as her current work in academia. Her skillsets, which span from engineering to marketing, will be a great asset to our board.”

Ottmann commented, “I am honored to be nominated to join Clarus’ board of directors. Clarus is a leader in many of the outdoor markets they serve, and I look forward to working with the board to continue to scale this great business of ‘super-fan’ brands, while also maximizing value for shareholders.”

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, Clarus brands include Black Diamond, Sierra, Barnes, PIEPS, and SKINourishment.

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