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Sunnyvale, Calif., April 1, 2009 â€“White Sierra is pleased to announce Doug Prentice, formerly with Columbia Sportswear, has joined the company as Vice President, Merchandising. In this role, Doug will be directing apparel innovation across the brand, streamlining merchandising and directing product development.
â€œDoug comes with a lot of positives for White Sierra,â€ said Paul Tsui, CEO of White Sierra. â€œDoug has a first-rate reputation in this industry as someone who’s consistently focused on customer needs across regions. He’s innovative and has challenged designers to stay close to the market by creating â€˜market right’ garments. I’m looking forward to his strong product direction which will be a perfect match for White Sierra’s production and sourcing strengths.â€
Doug Prentice spent 23 years with Columbia Sportswear beginning as a Senior Product Manager and was most recently VP of Apparel Innovation before retiring in 2007. â€œWhite Sierra is a small & nimble company that’s providing great value to the outdoor industry,â€ said Doug. â€œHaving the right product is what will start moving the company to the next level.â€
“I’m looking forward to working with Doug,â€ said Kevin Hobday, VP of Sales. “White Sierra is coming off a good year with increased sales over the year before. With Doug’s expertise I’m confident we’ll have a line that will continue to improve and be meaningful to our dealer base for seasons to come.”
White Sierra is a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based outdoor apparel brand with a successful heritage of more than 30 years spent serving the outdoor and sporting goods markets. White Sierra is coming off a very strong season as customers look to the brands’ affordable quality, durability and performance for their adventures in the outdoors.
For additional information, visit www.whitesierra.com or call Al Whitworth. (800) 980-8688×134