Who’s on the move: New design leadership at Arc’teryx, Hi-Tec Sports and ENO; plus Point6, Black Diamond and Adidas Outdoor boost sales teams

Find out who’s on the move in the outdoor industry.

  • Arc’teryx Equipment, in North Vancouver, Canada, named two new design directors for its outdoor apparel and equipment categories. The brand promoted senior design manager Carl Moriarty to director of apparel and design brand aesthetics. Prior to joining Arc’teryx eight years ago, Moriarty was an equipment designer for Macpac in New Zealand. Arc’teryx also promoted design manager Dan Green to director of equipment design, where he will oversee design of Arc’teryx’s entire equipment line including climbing gear, packs and accessories. Green began working for Arc’teryx in 2000 as a product designer.
  • Hi-Tec Sports appointed Brian Cyr as its first U.S. product and design director for Hi-Tec USA in Portland, Ore. Cyr is responsible for the development and design of U.S.-specific footwear. He reports to Hi-Tec’s global design and development director, Garie Sellar, in Amsterdam. The move marks a return to Hi-Tec for Cyr, who was with the company for five years as director of outdoor product development, from 2002 through 2006. Cyr’s outdoor footwear design career also includes Kamik, where he was product line manager and lead designer, Timberland, where he was lead footwear designer for men’s and boots for five years, and Saucony, where he held the position of lead running and performance footwear designer. He also has worked with Cyrious Design as a senior design and development consultant, with clients that included Patagonia and GoLite Footwear. Most recently, he was director of product of development and lead designer at E.S. Originals. 
  • Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO), in Asheville, N.C., hired James Frinak as its new product developer and designer. Taking charge of the hammock company’s research and development efforts, Frinak will be responsible for all aspects of product design and development, as well as sourcing and purchasing. Frinak comes to ENO with more than 10 years of outdoors industry experience with Niner Bikes and Mock Orange Bikes, and 3 years of consumer electronics involvement. Most recently, he worked as the product development manager for Targus.
  • Point6, in Steamboat, Colo., appointed Jim Holleman as its North American director of sales. Holleman will direct and manage the brand’s rep force by providing insight, training and support to better serve the needs of existing and prospective retailers. He brings more than 25 years of sales leadership with leading outdoor and cycling brands, including Salomon, Look Cycle and Raleigh.
  • Adidas Outdoor USA, in Los Angeles, Calif., named Pursuit Brand Equity Group as its sales agency for New England. Led by founders Adam Casey and Jonathan Vinet, Pursuit will focus on specialty retailers in the Northeast. The agency maintains its central office and 1,400 square-foot showroom space in the Newmarket, N.H.
  • Chaco, in Rockford, Mich., appointed Backbone Media, in Carbondale, Colo., to handle its public relations in the outdoor and lifestyle marketplace. Backbone’s Kara Armano will help promote Chaco as the brand enters its 25th year.
  • All Mountain Group added Dave Rosenstein as sales manager to represent Black Diamond Equipment, Gregory Packs and Pieps in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic territories. He will provide analysis, account coordination and logistical rep support to the entire team. Previously, Rosenstein was the eastern regional sales director for Outdoor Research from 2005-2013. Prior to that, he worked as a buyer at Campmor for several years and served as the president of the Access Fund.

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