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Vista Outdoor
Anoka Distribution Center, MN
May 23, 2022
Trek
801 W Madison St, Waterloo, WI 53594, USA
May 23, 2022
Trek
1647 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
May 23, 2022
Trek
1647 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
May 23, 2022

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Pollak is the latest in executive hires positioning the company for future growth. MANCHESTER, Vt. (Feb. TK) —  Orvis, the family-owned and operated outdoor retailer specializing in fly-fishing gear, dog products and active lifestyle apparel, appoints former Athleta CMO Sheila Shekar Pollak to the newly created role of chief brand experience officer, effective February 14. “Orvis is a purpose-led company. For 165 years we’ve led through our commitment to connecting our customers to the natural world and protecting the places and passions we share for future generations. Over the last decade, we’ve doubled down on our brand vision through an omnichannel approach, and we’ve tapped Sheila to work with our incredible team to continue delivering on our ethos. Her 20-year career growing and strengthening global, mission-driven brands made her a clear choice to elevate what Orvis stands for in the lives of our customers and partners across all touchpoints,” says Orvis President Simon Perkins. Pollak will lead efforts to channel Orvis’ brand values to grow the company’s awareness and customer base, build community and future generations of conservationists, and further evolve meaningful storytelling and engagement across omnichannel touchpoints. “This is an incredibly exciting time for Orvis. As the leader in the fly-fishing community and trusted guide to unforgettable outdoor adventures, we have the honor of enjoying relationships with our customers for decades if not generations. With outdoor participation at an all-time high and wellness and conservation being more important to people than ever before, we are well-positioned to create positive impact for our customers and all those seeking an inspired life outdoors for the next 165 years,” says Pollak. Under Perkins’ leadership, Pollak’s arrival is the latest in executive-team hires over the last two years. Fellow former Gap executive and Nike V.P. of Global Apparel Reenie Benziger joined Orvis as chief product officer in December 2020. Rebecca Jones assumed the chief people officer role in October 2021, having previously led global human resources strategy for European Wax Center. Pollak was most recently senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Biossance, a sustainable, eco-friendly skincare company. Prior to that, she spent 16 years within the Gap Inc. family of brands, including 10 years at Athleta. As chief marketing officer, Sheila led Athleta to double-digit revenue and earnings growth and the launch of the  Power of She  brand platform. About The Orvis Company:  Founded in 1856, we believe the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities. Orvis pioneered the mail order industry in the United States, operates more than 80 retail stores in the U.S and the U.K., and maintains a network of over 400 dealers worldwide as a trusted source of discovery and adventure in the natural world. We promise to open the door to extraordinary outdoor experiences, and to protect nature by committing 5% of our pretax profits each year to conservation efforts worldwide.  www.orvis.com         Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<--   Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs  |  Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs   Outdoor Industry Internship Opportunities
CYPRESS, Calif.--- Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC), has announced that Craig Hewitt, Chief Operating Officer of YMFUS, will be promoted to President and CEO effective February 1, 2022. Hewitt joined Yamaha in 2020 to support the company’s continued growth in the Powersports and Marine segments. Prior to joining Yamaha, he served as CEO of Carfinance.com, a direct-to-consumer auto finance platform dedicated to a seamless digital transaction. His experience in consumer finance spans 25 years and includes leadership roles with GM Financial, HSBC Auto Finance and Capital One Auto Finance. While his predecessor Jeff Young’s role was building YMFUS from the ground up, Hewitt’s vision is to strengthen the captive finance company. He plans to lead the way with technology making it easier for both consumers and dealers to engage YMFUS, expanding opportunities for new customers and investing in the core competencies—Loan Origination, Loan Servicing and Risk Management—to deliver an industry leading customer experience. “I am truly honored to be named President and CEO of Yamaha Financial Services,” said Craig Hewitt. “Our business has changed and evolved dramatically during the past two years and I couldn’t be more excited to lead our Team at YMFUS during this time of truly great opportunity and expanding engagement with our customers.” YMC has also announced that former YMFUS President and CEO Jeff Young, will transition to Chairman, YMFUS, and concurrently has been named Executive Officer at YMC. In his new role as Executive Officer, Young will be responsible for creating and leading a global finance company responsible for all YMC group finance companies in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Young joined YMFUS in 2014 as EVP, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and helped start up a company that launched five businesses in its first five years. Promoted to President in 2018, he led the company’s growth to over $2.5 billion in assets and has built a strong, passionate team of nearly 200 employees. In 2020, Young was appointed Deputy Executive Officer of YMC and Vice Chairman, Financial Services Global Execution Transformation (GET). About Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. (YMUS), is a recognized leader in the outdoor recreation industry. The company's ever-expanding product offerings include Motorcycles and Scooters, ATV and Side-by-Side vehicles, Snowmobiles, WaveRunner Personal Watercraft, Boats, Outboard Motors, Outdoor Power Equipment, Power Assist Bicycles, Golf Cars, Power Assist Wheelchair Systems, Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Robotic Machines, Unmanned Helicopters, Accessories, Apparel, Yamalube products, and much more. YMUS products are sold through a nationwide network of distributors and dealers in the United States. YMUS has a corporate office in California, two corporate offices in Georgia, facilities in Wisconsin and Alabama, and factory operations in Tennessee and Georgia. Additional U.S.-based subsidiaries include Yamaha Marine Systems Company (YMSC) with divisions Bennett Marine (Florida) and Kracor Systems (Wisconsin), Skeeter Boats (Texas), with division G3 Boats (Missouri), Siren Marine, and Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana). About Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, U.S.A. Founded in 2014, Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation, U.S.A. (YMFUS), is the captive financing arm of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., and provides retail, wholesale, and commercial financing programs along with service contracts to its 2,200 dealers and nearly 500,000 customers.       Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<--   Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs  |  Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs   Outdoor Industry Internship Opportunities  
Rather Outdoors is pleased to announce that industry veteran Zack Swanson will join the North American operation on February 1, 2022, to lead the legendary brands of Lew’s, Strike King, Zebco and Quantum as Sr. Vice President of Brand Management. Swanson joins the Rather family following a career spanning over two decades at Rapala VMC Corporation, where he served as Vice President of Sales and General Manager.  While shepherding the team at Rapala, Swanson also served the broader industry as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Sportfishing Association, a position he has held since 2016. Rocky Kalsow, President of North America for Rather Outdoors, sees the appointment of Zack Swanson as an important step forward for Rather’s industry leading brands.  “Lew’s has been home to true American innovation since 1949, the same year the very first spincast reel rolled off the production line at a company that would later become known as Zebco.  Both Strike King and Quantum have been creating groundbreaking tackle for nearly half a century,” Kalsow offered.  “At Rather Outdoors, our brands have solidified themselves as legendary names, and they have a rich legacy of being built and guided by true giants of this industry.  We continue this tradition by having Zack at the helm.” Swanson, who is no stranger to avid outdoors brands and, in fact, has spent nearly his entire professional life adding value to them, is poised and ready to lead brand management at Rather.  “I could not be more excited to be a part of this family.  The leadership of Rather has worked tirelessly to build an environment where innovation and progress are celebrated,” Swanson said.  “There is a deep history here at Rather that we will continue to honor and draw strength from.  But make no mistake, there are exciting days ahead, and anglers who love these brands will want to pay attention!”           Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<--   Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs  |  Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs   Outdoor Industry Internship Opportunities  
SMITH – global market leader in snow goggles and helmets and industry innovator across bike helmets, sport, lifestyle, and prescription eyewear – is excited to announce the appointment of Taryn Ryan as Global Head of Marketing. With over a decade of comprehensive brand and product go-to-market experience, Ryan brings her passion, creativity, integrity and entrepreneurial spirt to further drive strategy, growth, and brand awareness & loyalty across all aspects of the business. A native of Cape Town, South Africa, Ryan has a solid history and successful career in the eyewear and sports industries having worked extensively across retail, wholesale, and global brand management. She joined Luxottica Group in 2008 as a buyer for Sunglass Hut before her promotion to business manager for the sport portfolio in 2010 with a focus on the Oakley brand across Africa and the Middle East. In 2017, Ryan relocated to Milan, Italy to lead Oakley as Head of Brand Management where for the past 5 years she focused on rebuilding the brand foundation and category development. Her successes include the development of Oakley’s optical category, showcasing the power that sport can bring to prescription. Joining the SMITH team after a record year of sales in 2021, Ryan’s role continues to support the growth of the brand by overseeing all aspects of marketing, communications, public relations and trade merchandising across wholesale, retail and digital channels around the world. “SMITH has such a rich and long history backed by a powerful portfolio of product innovation that continues to engage and invite new customers year after year. As the first female head of marketing for SMITH, I’m proud to join the leadership team of a dedicated and inclusive brand, and look forward to sharing my voice and experience to further the growth and development of our products, stories and technologies to all outdoor adventurers, enthusiasts, and athletes,” said Ryan. Ryan will relocate to Portland, Oregon to work alongside the team at SMITH headquarters. She reports to Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni, President & Global General Manager at SMITH. Outside the office, Ryan is completing an Executive MBA at IE Business School in Madrid and will graduate at the end of 2022.        Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<--   Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs  |  Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs   Outdoor Industry Internship Opportunities  
DENVER --  Today, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) named Conor Hall as the new Outdoor Recreation Industry Office (OREC) Director.  “Outdoor recreation is not only a key pillar of Colorado’s economy but also a major contributor to our quality of life, mental health and physical health. I am thrilled to join OEDIT and partner with Colorado communities, and our world class business and NGO leadership. Together we will support, attract and expand our outdoor recreation industry to promote sustainable economic growth and expand equitable access while prioritizing our shared goals of clean air, clean water and the protection of public lands.” said Hall.  Hall, who grew up in Crestone, CO and spent his summers on a cattle ranch, comes to OREC from The Trust for Public Land, where he was the director of conservation strategies, policy, advocacy and government relations for the Intermountain West and led the creation of over $2 billion dollars in public funding for land and water conservation, climate and more equitable access to nature through ballot measures and legislative action. During that same period, he served as the vice president of The Trust for Public Land Action Fund, a nonprofit affiliate supporting this work.  Prior to joining The Trust for Public Land, Hall served as a Senior Advisor on Climate and Conservation on Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, and as a senior advisor to Governor Hickenlooper, staffing him at all external events and meetings, managing relationships around the state and country, and advising on speeches, political and communications strategy, and a multitude of policy decisions including the creation of the OREC Office in 2015.  “Conor Hall is well-respected for his commitment to the outdoor recreation industry and conservation,” says Carlos Fernandez, Colorado State Director for The Nature Conservancy and member of the Outdoor Recreation Advisory Council. “At TNC, we have had the pleasure of working with Conor for many years during his time with the Hickenlooper Administration as well at The Trust for Public Land on several projects including the creation of Fishers Peak State Park. Conor’s background and passion for people and the outdoors make him an ideal candidate to take on this leadership role.” “Conor brings a wealth of knowledge in the outdoor space, government relations, and consensus-building and community development, all of which will be vitally important over the next several years as OEDIT works to deploy the $9.7 million EDA grant that the OREC and tourism office received,” said Patrick Meyers, Executive Director of OEDIT. “This is an important component as we help rebuild the outdoor industry that was so adversely affected by the pandemic.”  Other priorities include working with industry partners on the future of the Outdoor Retailer show and its success in Colorado, the implementation of the revised “Grow Your Outdoor Recreation Industry” program through the Rural Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) and ensuring the sustainable and thoughtful growth in the use of Colorado’s outdoor recreation assets.  The outdoor industry is an important part of Colorado’s economy.  In 2020, Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry accounted for $9.6 billion in consumer spending annually and contributed 120,000 direct jobs.  Colorado’s OREC Office has played a critical role both in the state and as a national thought leader and pacesetter with the creation of the Confluence Accords encouraging other states across the country to create OREC Offices.  Hall is an avid outdoorsman who loves to snowboard, hike, mountain bike, rock climb, SUP, and kayak. He is a cancer survivor who proudly serves on the non-profit First Descents Alumni Advisory Board and mentors other young people coping with cancer. He also serves as a national board member for the anti-bullying non-profit Stand for Courage and is a 2019 McKinsey Academy Leadership Fellow. Hall graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Political Science and Government from Earlham College in Richmond, IN. He replaces Nathan Fey, who departed OEDIT to serve as the Director of Land and Water Programs with the Colorado-based Mighty Arrow Family Foundation. Hall’s first day will be February 22, 2022.        Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<--   Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs  |  Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs   Outdoor Industry Internship Opportunities  
Costa Sunglasses, manufacturer of the first color-enhancing all-polarized glass sunglass lens, appointed industry veteran John Acosta as its Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience in the outdoor and fishing industries, Acosta will oversee Costa’s global marketing efforts creating a consistent brand experience in every channel of its business.   Acosta brings a deep knowledge and connection to the fishing industry, as well as experience in branding, storytelling and grassroots marketing to his position. He joins the team as Costa comes off a year of record growth and looks ahead to the new year with a continued commitment to support its core community of anglers and water enthusiasts, while also growing the brand globally and in the outdoor market. “We’re looking forward to working with John to not only continue expanding our brand globally, but to engage more directly with our core fans – the anglers, adventurers and explorers who live to be on the water,” said Justin Cupps, Senior Vice President at Costa. “Of course we’ve joked about how fitting his last name is (Acosta), but honestly, having John come on board – with his considerable talent, energy and industry reputation – is a huge win for Costa.” Before joining Costa, Acosta served as the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development at Major League Fishing (MLF) where he was responsible for brand building and strategic partnerships to elevate the MLF brand and its platforms. Prior to MLF, Acosta served as the Director of Marketing for Bass Pro Shops for 12 years. In that role, Acosta was responsible for all broad-reach marketing initiatives — media, sports, entertainment, partnerships, sponsorships, brand marketing and content — helping to elevate the national profile of the Bass Pro Shops brand as it became an industry-leading outdoor retailer. John also spent time in various leadership positions at ad agencies in Chicago, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Boston and Springfield. “At first I was bummed to hear Acosta was leaving Major League Fishing. He was a big part of the team,” said Casey Ashley, professional bass fisherman and Costa pro. “I was kind of thinking ‘who stole our guy?’ Then, I heard he was going to be a part of the Costa team and I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve been a part of the Costa team for a long time and it’s a family of hard working people that are passionate about what they do. I think he will fit right in.” “Costa is such an incredible brand. Their commitment to building the best products, topped with their widespread efforts to protect waterways, fisheries and coastal communities, makes it a dream opportunity,” said Acosta. “With interest and participation in fishing growing right now, it’s an exciting time for the industry and brand. I’m honored to jump in amongst such a talented team.”       Employers and recruiters within outdoor recreation industry sectors post job opportunities on Outdoor Occupations to find qualified business professionals passionate about the outdoors.  Outdoor Occupations' job board service is free of charge for job seekers to search and apply for the latest new opportunities in the outdoors! -->Browse NEW Outdoor Industry Jobs Here<-- Outdoor Industry Jobs  |  Fishing Industry Jobs  |  Boating Industry Jobs  |  Hunting Industry Jobs Firearms Industry Jobs  |  Archery Industry Jobs  |  Bicycle Industry Jobs  |  Camping & Hiking Industry Jobs Wildlife Conservation Jobs  |  Paddlesports Industry Jobs
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