Boulder, Colo. — Joe Prebich is Fjallraven’s new director of marketing for North America. The brand has grown rapidly since entering the North American market four years ago, and Prebich will fill the newly-created role in order to support the brand’s growing consumer base. He will be responsible for creating and managing marketing initiatives and overseeing existing relationships with agency partners.
With over 20 years of merchandising and apparel experience, Snow began her career at Cutter and Buck where she held several roles with the brand throughout the 90s. When she left in 2013 she was the VP of Design and Product Development. Snow moved on to become a lecturer for the Professional and Continuing Education Fashion Certification Program at the University of Washington.
White River Junction, Vt. — Daniel Betts is the new Vice President of Finance and Operations for Ibex Outdoor Clothing. Betts was most recently the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Smartwool, another Merino apparel brand. Before Smartwool, he worked as the principal financial analyst at Timberland. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial analysis, accounting management, and treasury.
Newark, Del. —W.L. Gore and Associates has made several leadership changes within its divisions. The company has promoted Christian Langer, previously the head of global footwear, gloves and accessories, to head fo the fabric division, where he will share responsibilities with current head Mike McCollam. Langer served in his old position for about eight years, and his move has kicked off a chain reaction within the company.
Tim Bennet will be taking on the Executive Director and Operations Director positions at the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), replacing both Brian Lazar and Tom Murphy in their respective roles. Lazar and Murphy are moving to the Board of Directors. Bennet started working in nonprofit management in 2001 with the Boy Scouts of America. He has also worked as the Director of Marketing and Development for Colorado Enterprise Fund (a community development financial institution) and as Risk Management Advisor with Flood & Peterson.