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Outdoor financials: Amer Sports names new CEO

Amer Sports names new CEO.

Amer Sports names new CEO

Amer Sports, parent of Salomon, Arc’Teryx and Suunto, has appointed Heikki Takala as the company’s president and CEO, effective April 1, 2010.

The company said Roger Talermo, who was president and CEO, will continue in a “special role” assigned by Amer Sports board of directors until June 21, 2010, after which he will resign from the company.

In the meantime, Pekka Paalanne, executive vice president and deputy to the president and CEO, has been appointed as acting president and CEO until March 31, 2010.

Takala, 43, is currently working at Procter & Gamble as commercial director of Procter & Gamble Salon Professional Global Commercial Operations. He has been at the company for 17 years in several line management positions in region and product line organizations.

--Compiled by Wendy Geister

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