Portsmouth, N.H. – One Source Apparel has hired former Cocona VP John Mitchell as the global sourcing company's Vice President of Global Sales and New Business Development. At Cocona (which recently rebranded itself to 37.5) Mitchell was a key early employee that built the brand into what it is today.
Los Angeles, Calif. – Adidas Outdoor has brought on Peter Schuster as business manager of key accounts. Schuster has 20 years experience in sales and marketing, most recently coming from Oakley as director of sales for national accounts and national account channel sales manager for traditional sports and outdoor.
For nearly ten years, he worked for adidas America, where he held a number of positions, including sales director and account executive for Sports Authority, as well as lead apparel sales representative in the east region.
Portland, Ore. – Starting June 1, Steve Meineke will be Keen's new president, replacing Mike Abbot who took the helm last year. Meineke's three decades of experience is mostly with bicycle companies; he previously was the CEO at Accell North America for two years. Before that he served as President of Raleigh America and Shareholder of Raleigh Cycles Limited from 2004 to 2012.
Boulder, Colo. – Jim Kelley has formally taken over as President, Sports and Leisure Trends under the NPD Group. NPD acquired Leisure Trends in November, expanding its sports business.
White River Junction, Vt. – James Fisher is now in charge of Ibex Outdoor Clothing LLC's global design team as VP of Product. He is taking charge of the merino apparel brand's 2015 line, starting with the design phase. The company is pushing for innovation, and Ibex's CEO said in a press release that he's looking forward to Fisher's "fresh perspective."
Seattle, Wash. – Seattle Sports Co has hired Terri Reade as the new General Manager, Retail. Reade brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to the outdoor gear brand. Previous positions include Outdoor Lines Merchandising Manager at Colorado-based Jax Mercantile Company and factory rep at Columbia Sportswear. In her new role at Seattle Sports, Reade will be responsible for driving sales growth, marketing the brand and assisting with product development.
Boulder, Colo. – The Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC) has added three new board members for 2014: Karen Bliss, Bobbie Parisi, and Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin. They'll be stepping in to fill slots vacated by retired board members Eryn Althouse, Megan Cunningham, Heather Eusebio, and Sarah Harper-Burke.
Seattle – Stanley, a PMI brand, has hired Kelly Kraus as its new vice president. Kraus is a veteran of the industry with over thirty years of experience in product, sales and marketing management. She joins PMI most recently from REI where she was director of private brand management in all product categories. Before REI, Kraus served as director of sales and marketing at Werner Paddles and held leadership roles with Cascade Designs. She also has served on the board of Big City Mountaineers—the non-profit organization helping underprivileged youth through outdoor experiences—for five years.
Carbondale, Colo. – Casey Sheahan, former president and CEO of Patagonia, has stepped into the newly-created role of senior adviser at Backbone Media. He left Patagonia in February after eight years as a leader there.