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Columbia names David Lawner as interim senior VP, retail
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Oct '16
Courtesy: Colombia Sportswear
Courtesy: Colombia Sportswear
Columbia Sportswear Company, a leading innovator in the active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industries, has appointed David Lawner to serve as interim senior vice president retail, North America and EMEA to take over Shawn Cox, while the company conducts a global search for a new leader as a permanent vice president.

From 2011 until March 2016, Lawner served as president, retail and ecommerce for the Nautica brand where he led all aspects of its US direct-to-consumer business, comprising 87 factory outlet stores and ecommerce. Over the preceding 20 years, he built successful retail platforms at Ann Taylor, Tommy Hilfiger, Carter's, Bob's Stores, Children's Place, and GAP.

Columbia Sportswear president Bryan Timm said, “We are very fortunate to have an experienced retail professional like David to guide us during this important retail season. David will lead the solid team managing our brick and mortar and ecommerce channels to ensure that we are positioned to execute on our plans for continued expansion in 2017.”

Lawner said, “I'm energised by the opportunity to contribute to CSC's strong portfolio of brands and to work with the talented team that is continuing to expand its robust direct-to-consumer platform.” Lawner will report directly to president & COO, Bryan Timm, effective October 10, 2016. (GK)

 

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