Did you hear?... Bill Griggers to leave Omega Pacific

Bill Griggers has decided to leave Omega Pacific after four years with the company as director of sales and marketing.

Bill Griggers has decided to leave Omega Pacific after four years with the company as director of sales and marketing. Griggers will be replaced by Michael Lane, who has been with Omega since July 2000. Griggers, co-founder of Trango USA and formerly general manager of Bluewater Ropes, hasn't decided what he wants to do next, but he does know he wants to stay involved in the outdoor industry. He can be reached at mgriggers@aol.com.


Did you hear?... Mark McCarroll to leave Osprey

Mark McCarroll, Osprey's customer service manager, will be leaving the company after eight years to head up the Recreation Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Taking on the task of filling Mark's shoes is Phil Schmitt, who has worked in all aspects of customer ...read more

Did you hear?... Dieter Tremp will be leaving VNU

Dieter Tremp, Outdoor Retailer group trade show director and also publisher of Fly Fishing Retailer, will be leaving VNU the end of January. The move, Tremp told SNEWS®, was entirely because of the anticipated birth of his first child with fiancé Lauren Pollak. Tremp and Pollak ...read more

Did you hear?... Molly O'Keefe to leave SGB

Mark Sullivan, publisher of SGB, contacted SNEWS® to inform us that Molly O'Keefe, associate publisher of SGB since September, has decided to move on and accept a position with Runners World as New England account manager. "We will miss Molly and her energy very much and feel ...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

Did you hear?... Troy Ballard to leave Salomon

Troy Ballard's last day at Salomon is this Friday. He has accepted a position with a company called Ripcurl and will be moving to Australia in January where he will be the company's Chairman of Mountain Wear -- a global position overseeing its ski and snowboard outerwear ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Chasing rumors once again. No, Any Mountain -- a chain of specialty outdoor/snow sport stores in Northern California -- is not going out of business, and no, Marmot has not invested in Any Mountain. Here is what we do know. A little over a month ago, Bud Hoffman, owner of Any ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?...

>> Running counter to a growing trend for the U.S. textile industry of late -- going out of business, massive layoffs and moving production oversees -- Malden Mills Industries Inc. announced the company has emerged from bankruptcy protection. Remarkably, the company escaped from ...read more