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Thesenga returns to Climbing as Editor in Chief

Climbing Magazine announced the return of Jonathan Thesenga as Editor In Chief. After a three-year hiatus, Thesenga returns to the helm of Climbing, injecting the magazine with the same high dose of unbridled enthusiasm and unrefined humor he has been del

REI Promotes Owen to VP of Merchandising

REI has promoted Angela Owen to VP of Merchandising. Owen, who joined REI's staff in 1990, has been promoted through positions spanning all of REI's product categories, with her most recent position being director of merchandise management for R

Skechers Ups Q4 Guidance…

Skechers USA expects to exceed a billion dollars in sales in 2005 on stronger-than-expected fourth quarter sales. SKX has raised its guidance for the quarter and the year ended December 31, now estimating diluted earnings per share to be in the range of

SGMA Board Sees New Faces; Leadership Shifts…

During the recent and final Super Show, the SGMA made several changes to its Board of Directors. Richard Bourne, the COO & president of Asics America, Paul Ehrlich, the general counsel at adidas America, and Chris Considine, the president of Wilson Sport

Fitness Equipment Leads Amer to Strong Q4…

Amer Sports reported that fourth quarter net sales increased 114% to €558.5 million ($664 mm) from €261.0 million ($339 mm) in the year-ago quarter. The Salomon acquisition contributed €255.2 million ($304 mm) to the quarter’s top-line, a 0.8% increase ov

Oakley Unveils Brand Strategy; Picks Up Oliver Peoples…

After Oakley saw its Q4 sales gain fail to translate to the bottom line, management unveiled several initiatives that it hopes will help achieve sustainable revenue growth, improved long-term earnings growth, and return on investment. In addition, the com

Oakley Acquires Luxury Eyewear Brands

Oakley, Inc. has acquired the privately-held Oliver Peoples, Inc., and its subsidiaries. As a result of the acquisition, Oakley has acquired Oliver Peoples' three eyewear brands: Oliver Peoples, Mosley Tribes, and the licensed Paul Smith eyewear bran

ATTA Hosts 2nd Annual Adventure Travel World Summit

The Adventure Travel Trade Association will host the second annual Adventure Travel World Summit in Seattle on October 19, 20 and 21, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on Elliot Bay…

Scarpa Taps Mariacher as Climbing Line Manager

Recruiting one of the top names in climbing-footwear design to oversee its technical climbing program, Scarpa has hired Heinz Mariacher as its climbing line manager, effective immediately…

Easton and Riddell Bell Merge to Form $600 Million Company

Easton Sports, Inc. and Riddell Bell Holdings will merge to become Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. The combined company will generate more than $600 million in annual revenue, hold leading market positions in baseball, softball, football, hockey, cycling, auto

Tubbs ‘Romp to Stomp’ SLC Event Raises Over $20,000

The fourth annual Tubbs Romp to Stomp Out Breast Cancer Snowshoe Series raised over $20,000 for the Salt Lake City Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The winning team, “Laurel’s Angels,” captained by Salt Lake City resident Carol Gr

Quiksilver Names Adcock as President of DC Shoes

Quiksilver, Inc. appointed Nick Adcock to the role of President, DC Shoes, effectively immediately. Adcock will report directly to Bernard Mariette, President, Quiksilver, Inc., and will be based at DC Shoes' global headquarters in Vista, CA. DC Shoe

Bikes Belong Announces Five New Grants

Bikes Belong will award $37,850 in grants this month to five bicycling projects. The trails and bicycle advocacy supported by these grants will connect community paths, expand opportunities for mountain biking and, as always, put more people on bicycles m