Sealskinz Ltd. has named Ian Blackman as executive chairman.

Blackman has been working as a consultant  since leaving UK, where he worked as director of footwear from September 2010 to March of this year. Prior to that, he was with Pentland Brands for seven years, including 20 months as a managing director.

U.K.-based Sealskinz designs, manufactures and markets endurance accessories , including waterproof socks, gloves and hats for working and playing in the outdoors. Its products are sold through the outdoor, cycling, marine and equestrian channels. It’s U.S. operations are based in Broomfield, CO.