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Columbia Sportswear makes management changes

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Sep '18
Dean Rurak/Courtesy: Colombia Sportswear
Dean Rurak/Courtesy: Colombia Sportswear
Columbia Sportswear, the flagship brand of Portland and leading innovator in active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, has made management changes in its North America Sales team. Dean Rurak, its vice president of US Apparel Sales, has been made senior vice president of North America Sales for the Columbia brand, effective October 2, 2018.

In this new role, Rurak will report directly to Franco Fogliato, executive vice president and Americas general manager for Columbia Sportswear Company.

As a 21-year veteran with the Columbia brand, Rurak first began working with the company as a regional brand sales representative in Canada. In 2008, he relocated to Columbia’s Portland, Oregon headquarters, where over the last ten years, he served as a key strategic partner, supporting the Columbia brand through various positions in both sales and product management, including director of International Merchandising, senior director of Global Apparel, vice president of Columbia Brand Apparel and, most recently, vice president of US Apparel Sales.

“Dean has developed a well-rounded, global perspective of our business with a strong understanding of the Columbia brand consumer,” said Fogliato. “Going forward, Dean’s leadership will be instrumental as we work to drive future growth in North America and deliver on our brand mission of unlocking the outdoors for everyone.”

In his new role, Rurak succeeds Joe Craig, who, after 23 years representing the Columbia brand, has made the decision to retire.

Craig first started working with Columbia in 1995 as an independent sales representative and co-owner of CW Outdoors. In 2009, Craig joined Columbia Sportswear Company as a sales manager for Men’s Apparel, and over the following years, he progressed through various management positions, playing a key role in the growth of Columbia’s North America wholesale business.

Going forward, Craig will continue to consult with Columbia on select projects for its North America Sales team. He will also continue to represent Columbia as a board member of the Conservation Alliance, a non-profit organisation dedicated to engaging outdoor businesses to help protect and conserve threatened wild places for their habitat and recreation values. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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