Ketchum, Idaho — Mike Hattrup, will step into the role of national sales manager at Chums and Beyond Coastal sunscreen. Hattrup will manage all national sales accounts out of the brand’s Sun Valley offices.
Auckland, New Zealand — Icebreaker, the New Zealand-based merino apparel brand, has appointed Carla Murphy as chief marketing & strategy officer.
Asheville, N.C. — Personal flotation device (PFD) and water footwear brand, Astral, has named Bryan Owen as national sales manager, a newly-created position.
Grassroots Outdoor Alliance recently welcomed Sam’s Outdoor Outfitters, Brattleboro, Vt., as the newest member of the organization’s nationwide group of independent outdoor retailers, who operate more than 120 independent specialty outdoor stores throughout North America. Outdoor Magazine had the opportunity to sit down with co-owner Brad Borofsky to talk about Sam’s new partnership with Grassroots, about Grassroots’ importance to the industry, and about the relevance of independent outdoor specialty retailers.
Boulder, Colo. —The Outdoors Industries Women’s Coalition (OIWC) has named 26 women as participants in its 2016 Professional Mentoring Program class. The 9-month program is now in its fourth year.
Bend, Ore. — The Conservation Alliance has announced seven outdoor industry companies have joined its ranks since August 2015. New members include Garmont, Hipcamp, Nuun, Seaview Outfitters, Shift Advantage, Ursack, and Cascade Designs (parent company of MSR, Therm-a-Rest, Platypus, SealLine, and PackTowl).
Rohnert Park, Calif. — Marmot has named Joe Flannery as the company’s first-ever general manager, a new position with global responsibility for product, sales and marketing.
Malmö, Sweden — Polygiene has named Colleen Nipkow as marketing director of North America.
Elk Grove Village, Ill. — Lewis N. Clark has unveiled a rebranded look, which will roll out this month. The travel gear brand’s new look features a primarily blue and green color scheme, which will be reflected in a new logo, new packaging, and an updated website.
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