Kent Outdoors, founded in 1959 in New London, OH, offers a diverse portfolio of outdoor brands for the water sports, welcomed Dave D’Angelo as chief supply chain officer.

D’Angelo brings over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, global operations and supply chain optimization to the company. Past roles include executive positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, and Reebok. 

D’Angelo reportedly has a “track record of driving efficiencies and global collaboration among departments, facilitating new product development and launches in the sporting goods industry, and building and leading effective teams for manufacturing, distribution and retail.”

“Dave is a versatile, strategic leader with an incredible amount of experience across industries and global markets, and we’re thrilled to have him join the team,” said Kent Executive Chairman Lee Belitsky. “His leadership will support the entire Kent Outdoors portfolio as we continue to build and evolve for new opportunities ahead.”

“Kent is an innovative company with a strong portfolio of brands, and I’m very excited to join the team and support its continued growth,” said D’Angelo.

Kent Outdoors portfolio of more than 15 iconic brands includes Bote, HO/Hyperlite, Connelly, O’Brien, Liquid Force, Onyx, Aquaglide, Barefoot/Fatsac, and Arbor Snowboards (managed by agreement with the Arbor Collective), which contribute to the company successfully serving a broad base of action sports participants.

Image courtesy Kent Outdoors, HO/Hyperlite