Did you hear?... Organizational shift in management at Patagonia

There has been an organizational shift in management at Patagonia.

There has been an organizational shift in management at Patagonia. Eve Jursch, former vice president of supply chain for the company is cutting back her hours at Patagonia to be able to spend more time on her organic farm in Northern California. She'll continue to work with Mike Fowler on special projects focused on effective inventory management for Patagonia, SNEWS® learned. Rich Hill, formerly vice president of sales is now the vice president of product, working directly with product teams, the design center and the quality control team. Bob Kelleher is now COO with responsibilities for the Retail Division of Patagonia. With Kelleher moving up, Martha Groszewski becomes Patagonia's CFO. Finally, Perry Klebahn (you might remember him as the co-founder of Atlas Snowshoes) is being promoted from Patagonia's vice president of direct sales to executive vice president overseeing wholesale sales and marketing in addition to the mail order and Internet sales for the company.


Did you hear?... Rich Hill departs Patagonia, Sheahan shifts leadership roles

When Rich Hill arrived at Patagonia over six years ago to take over as director of sales for retail and wholesale, sales were hovering around $170 million. Now, with sales much higher than that, it's a good time to say good-bye Hill told SNEWS® (We calculate that current ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia recognized for the 12th time by Working Mother magazine

Patagonia has been recognized as one of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" for the twelfth time by Working Mother magazine. The award judges companies in the following categories: Workforce numbers including percentage who are women, child care availability, work ...read more

Did you hear?... Crooke finds Revolution after Patagonia

Michael Crooke, who resigned recently as CEO of Patagonia, has been hired by AOL founder Steve Case to be the CEO of Revolution Living (www.revolution.com), a subsidiary of Revolution LLC, founded by Case in April 2005. Crooke, 48, was the CEO of Pearl Izumi prior to becoming ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…Montana mountain named for Alex Lowe, plus Patagonia, VF, OIWC, Redfeather, Mountain Gear, EORA, Tecnica, and more....

For the weeks of Sept. 20-Oct. 3 >> In the climbing world, Alex Lowe earned a reputation for being super-friendly and humble; a rare combination for someone widely regarded as one of the best climbers of the 1990s. Now six years after his tragic death (Oct. 5, 1999) in an ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia, Inc. announces its support for a new land conservation project

Though SNEWS® has known about this since early last year, Patagonia, Inc. has only just now announced its official support for a new land conservation project in the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile. The Patagonia Land Trust (PLT), a non-profit charitable foundation ...read more

Did you hear?... Congratulations to member of Patagonia's Alpine Team, Jeannie Wall

Belated congratulations go out to a member of Patagonia's Alpine Team, Jeannie Wall. Wall was the women's winner at this year's American Birkebeiner on Feb 23. Her winning time was 2:24:14 for the 46.7km race (shortened from the normal 55km because of lack of snow). Second place ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia commits 1% of sales to preservation and restoration

In related news, Patagonia annually commits 1 percent of net sales or 10 percent of pre-tax profits, whichever is greater, to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. On sales of $223 million last year, Patagonia reports that it contributed more than $2.4 ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia founder profiled in Fortune magazine

Fortune magazine recently profiled one of the outdoor industry's most well-known companies, Patagonia and its founder Yvon Chouinard in the article "Patagonia: Blueprint for green business." It chronicles Chouinard's evolution from a dirtbag climber and self-taught blacksmith ...read more

Did you hear?... Patagonia acknowledged as one of the 10 best companies for women to work

No surprise here. Patagonia has received acknowledgement from Health magazine as one of the 10 best companies for women to work. In its July/August issue, the Time Inc.-owned magazine honors companies that excel at helping women win what editors call "the work-life challenge." ...read more