Filson has named Mark Korros, 58, as CEO and president, effective immediately. Korros will be based at the company’s headquarters in Seattle.

Korros has over 35 years of experience in management, brand development, product merchandising, direct marketing, e-commerce, and retail and wholesale sales. Prior to Filson, Korros served as president at Samsonite, FranklinCovey, and Central Restaurant Products. Additionally, he held senior executive positions at Reebok, Levenger and Health-tex Childrenswear.

“Mark has a solid track record in not only preserving the heart and soul of established American consumer brands, but also in growing their customer bases,” says Bill Kulczycki, Filson’s former CEO/president. “He understands the apparel, footwear and luggage businesses, including the dynamics of how to grow a brand in a changing market place. Mark’s expertise will be a strong asset to Filson’s growth.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity to work with an iconic American brand that people trust,” said Korros.” We have a 113-year-old brand with a legacy of greatness that has transcended changing consumer tastes and needs with classic styling, performance and durability. I look forward to working with our very talented Filson team as we move the Filson brand forward.”