Did you hear?... BD named Jordy Margid General Manager for all Scarpa footwear

Black Diamond Equipment has named longtime employee Jordy Margid to a new position as General Manager for all Scarpa footwear.

Black Diamond Equipment has named longtime employee Jordy Margid to a new position as General Manager for all Scarpa footwear. Margid, formerly the Ski Product Group Manager will now be in charge of the entire Scarpa brand and manage Black Diamond’s distribution of the trekking/mountaineering, ski boot, and rock shoe lines.


Scarpa and BD turn recall disaster into miracle

Congratulations to Scarpa and Black Diamond for pulling off a minor miracle. SNEWS® sources informed us that, on Nov. 11, the Italian boot manufacturer completed replacing all of the cuffs on the recalled T2X telemark boot. We are told that most of the stores in the United ...read more


Scarpa solidifies position as footwear for all customers after focused three-year plan

When Scarpa and Black Diamond parted ways amicably three years ago (click here to read story), the company created a wholly owned subsidiary, Scarpa North America, and embarked on a mission to establish the brand as a year-round player for outdoor specialty footwear. With the ...read more


Did you hear?…Epic Kayaks hires new general manager

John Radel, former general manager of Epic Kayaks (www.epickayaks.com), has left the company, and Vince Bechet was named the new general manager on March 22, according to Greg Barton, president of Epic Kayaks. “Yes, John Radel and Epic are parting ways,” Barton told SNEWS®. “John ...read more

Did you hear?... Mike Ryberg named new general manager for Type 20 Inc.

Type 20 Inc. has named Mike Ryberg as the company's new general manager. Type 20 holds the U.S and Canadian marketing and distribution rights for Briko products, along with the licensing rights for Arnette softgoods, motocross and snowboard products. ...read more

Did you hear?... Black Diamond Equipment hires David Mellon

Black Diamond Equipment announced today that it has hired David Mellon as the company's new Ski Line product group manager. Mellon has more than 15 years of experience in the outdoor market, most recently as director of product creation for Reef and prior to that as director of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Panoptx and L.L. Bean are loving the New York Times right now. In the June 8 Sunday Style page, the Times ran a Father's Day gift story with the tag: "Even if the paterfamilias can't find the Diaper Genie, Dad's bound to appreciate a Father's Day gift with maximum utility." ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> If you haven't made your reservation yet for the Outdoor Industry Association Rendezvous, Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at the Park Hyatt in the Beaver Creek Resort in Colorado, do it NOW! It is, in our opinion, one of the single most important gatherings for outdoor industry ...read more

Did you hear?... Black Diamond and Petzl reach agreement regarding BD's Positron carabiner

Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. and Petzl have reached an agreement regarding Black Diamond's new Positron carabiner and the keylock design it employs. The agreement enables Black Diamond to license the Frechin keylock design, which is presently used by Petzl on its entire range of ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Despite rumors to the contrary, Outdoor Retailer show management confirmed with SNEWS that Winter Market remains a four-day show. Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Director Peter Devin told SNEWS that, "while there is strong interest in exploring a three-day show, there is by no ...read more