Industry News 10/15/2013

EMP: Amer Sports announces new US commercial and sales manager for Arc’Teryx

Amer Sports announces new US commercial and sales manager for Arc’Teryx
Press Release from Amer Sports

Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas announces the appointment of Derek Hancock as commercial and sales manager for Arc’Teryx in the United States. In his new position, Hancock will be responsible for driving sustainable growth while maintaining and enhancing brand positioning for the outdoor apparel manufacturer.

Hancock’s career in the Outdoor Industry spans more than 20 years. Most recently, he handled specialty and national key sales accounts for The North Face in the US. 

“Passion, product, and people!  I couldn’t be more excited to join Amer Sports and Arc’Teryx,” says Hancock. “Arc’Teryx is a team that is producing the very best product in the industry, built on a foundation of passion. That passion is shared between our end user and those at Amer Sports and Arc’Teryx and that’s why I’m most excited to be joining this team.”

Hancock holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Michigan State University. He enjoys many outdoor activities including skiing, cycling, hockey, hiking and backpacking.

“Our ASWO sales organization is excited to work more closely with Arc’Teryx by having Derek join our team,” says Nora Stowell, VP of sales for Amer Sports Winter and Outdoor Americas.  “His expertise on go to market basics as well as insight on management of key accounts will be key components to the continued success of Arc’Teryx in the US market.”

Amer Sports is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Precor, Suunto and Mavic. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange. www.amersports.com