Amer Sports appoints new sales director


Contact: Holly Calloway | Public Relations Director

Matt Navarro joins Amer Sports Americas as strategic new hire

OGDEN, Utah - December 2, 2015 - Amer Sports is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Navarro as national sales director for Amer Sports’ Winter, Outdoor & Cycle USA sales organization. Navarro will be responsible for leading Amer’s sales efforts in the specialty channels for the Arc’teryx, Salomon, Atomic, Suunto and Mavic brands.

“Matt is an outstanding leader with a proven track record of building customer partnerships, developing high performing sales teams and creating a winning culture,” said Bill Kirchner vice president of sales for Amer Sports Americas. “His energy, enthusiasm and passion for the outdoors, make him a great fit for this role.

Previously, Navarro served as national sales manager of racquet sports and regional sales manager of team sports for the Wilson brand. Effective immediately, Navarro will begin his new position with plans to relocate to Ogden, Utah which serves as U.S. headquarters for Salomon, Suunto, Atomic and Mavic. In his role, Navarro and his team will focus on accelerating Amer Sports’ growth in the U.S. across the portfolio of brands by driving distribution, increasing market share and enhancing brand image with specialty customers.

“I am excited to work with the powerful brands we have in the Winter, Outdoor and Cycle portfolio,” said Navarro. “The specialty channel is critical to our long-term success and I look forward to developing strong customer relationships across the country. As outdoor enthusiasts and avid skiers, my family and I can’t wait to move to Utah and explore all the surrounding area has to offer.”

Amer Sports ( is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc'teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. The company's technically advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group's business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.