Executives, Athletes and Reps moving around the active lifestyle industry.
Implus LLC, parent company for accessory brands including Sof Sole, ForceField, Yaktrax, TriggerPoint and Balega, hired Mary Hannah Statham as Marketing Manager.
Kering, the parent of Puma, Volcom and a number of designer brands, appointed Jean-Philippe Bailly as Kering’s Chief Operating Officer.
Newell Rubbermaid appointed Russ Torres to the newly created role of Chief Transformation Officer. He will be in charge of making sure the company delivers cost savings and synergies promised to investors following completion of its pending $15 billion merger with Jarden Corp.
Newton Running signed a lifetime partnership with recognized triathlete and Ironman champion, Craig “Crowie” Alexander.
Nike Inc. hired Dave Dombrow, Under Armour’s former SVP of Design, Footwear and Accessories. Dombrow is expected to sit out for a full-year
OptiShot Golf, manufacturer of a compact golf simulator, added Chelsea Pezzola as a Brand Ambassador.
Performance Sports Group Ltd.’s board of directors dismissed CEO Kevin Davis and appointed Amir Rosenthal as the company’s interim CEO.
PeopleForBikes hired Kyle Wagenschutz to serve as its Director of Local Innovation.
Plano Synergy, provider of brands like Wildgame Innovations, Evolved Habitats, Barnett Crossbows, GroundEFX, Browning Crossbows, and Halo Optics, appointed Gary Loon to be responsible for the development and ongoing management of the company’s websites.
Shock Doctor, a leader in mouthguards, signed 2016 NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins as a new athlete ambassador.
VF Corp. named Scott H. Baxter President of its Outdoor & Action Sports group in the Americas. Baxter had been in the same role at VF Corp.’s Jeanswear Americas, Imagewear and South American operations.