Did you hear?... Rodale, Inc. announces promotion of Steven P. Murphy

Rodale, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steven P. Murphy from company president and COO to company president and CEO.

Rodale, Inc. has announced the promotion of Steven P. Murphy from company president and COO to company president and CEO. SNEW® View: In the face of tough market conditions, Murphy led the company through difficult cutbacks and layoffs in 2001, resulting, the company said, in $40 million in cost-savings and a return to profitability.


Did you hear?... Spyder announces European promotions and restructuring of overseas offices

Skiwear company Spyder Active Sports Inc. has announced European promotions and a restructuring of overseas offices. Cees DeWitte, formerly vice president of Spyder-Europe, has been promoted to general manager of Spyder-Europe. Additionally, Spyder has consolidated its customer ...read more

Did you hear?... Kirk Harrington named director of publicity for Rodale Press' sports brands

Rodale Press today announced that Kirk Harrington has been named the company's director of publicity for the publisher's sport brands -- Backpacker, Mountain Bike, Bicycling, Scuba Diving, and Runner's World. Harrington comes to Rodale following his service in active duty as a ...read more

Did you hear?... Robert Davidowitz named Group Publisher for Rodale sports magazines

Rodale has named Robert Davidowitz as Group Publisher of the company's sports magazines, which include Backpacker, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, Runner's World, and Rodale's Scuba Diving. Davidowitz comes from Primedia where he was Group Publisher for that company's American Baby ...read more

Did you hear?... Hi-Tec Sports promotes Robert Kaiser and Paul Brooks

Hi-Tec Sports USA has promoted Robert Kaiser from CFO to COO, and Paul Brooks from Magnum category director to Magnum global vice president. Kaiser will oversee all operational and financial aspects of the company in the United States and will report to owner and interim CEO ...read more

Did you hear?... New Balance recently announced two promotions

New Balance recently announced two promotions.Paul Heffernan becomes Executive Vice President Global Marketing (up from VP of Marketing) and Joe Preston now holds the position of Vice-President International – Pacific/Asia (up from division manager of Dunham Boots. No word on who ...read more

Did you hear?... Todd Yates appointed as VP of sales and marketing for Woolrich, Inc.

Roswell Brayton, Jr., president and CEO of Woolrich, Inc., today announced the appointment of Todd Yates as VP of sales and marketing. Yates continues his vice presidential responsibilities for merchandising and product design in addition to his new job responsibilities. Yates ...read more

Did you hear?... Matt Lyon purchases the assets of Hydrapak, Inc.

Former Marin Mountain Bikes president Matt Lyon has purchased the assets of Hydrapak, Inc., from Bell Sports. Bell separated Hydrapak from the Blackburn label last year. The first product line under the new management will be at retail in Spring 2002, and Lyon has already ...read more

Did you hear?... Spyder Active Sports Inc. promotes Nathan Dopp to director of sales, North America

Spyder Active Sports Inc. announced the promotion of Nathan Dopp to director of sales, North America. He previously held the position of sales and marketing manager. His responsibilities include developing key accounts and managing Spyder brand managers. Dopp has been with the ...read more

Outdoor: Did you hear?…

For the week of Oct. 5-11 >> Lowe Alpine's northeast rep, Mike Fisher, had his home broken into the weekend of Oct. 2-3 and several 2004 samples of apparel and packs were taken. SNEWS® was told that the alleged thieves probably knew what they were looking for, stealing product ...read more