Columbia Sportswear announces resignation of Brad Gebhard, vice president of footwear

oday, Columbia Sportswear [COLM], a global leader in the active outdoor apparel and footwear industries, announced that Brad Gebhard, Vice President of Footwear, has resigned his position to pursue other opportunities.
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PORTLAND, Ore., -- Today, Columbia Sportswear [COLM], a global leader in the active outdoor apparel and footwear industries, announced that Brad Gebhard, Vice President of Footwear, has resigned his position to pursue other opportunities.

The company announced that a search will begin immediately for Gebhard's replacement and that in the interim the Company's Footwear Division will be overseen by a management team led by Mick McCormick, Vice President of Sales.

"I appreciate the contributions Brad has made to all of our brands, including Columbia, Sorel and the recently acquired Montrail brand," said Tim Boyle, Columbia's President and Chief Executive Officer. "I also have great confidence in Mick McCormick and his ability to oversee the Footwear Division while we swiftly seek a new vice president of footwear."

About Columbia Sportswear Company:
Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, Columbia Sportswear Company is a global leader in the design, sourcing, marketing and distribution of active outdoor apparel and footwear. As one of the largest outerwear manufacturers in the world and a leading seller of skiwear in the United States, the Company has developed an international reputation for quality, performance, functionality and value. The Company manages a portfolio of outdoor brands including Columbia Sportswear, Mountain Hardwear, Sorel, Montrail and Pacific Trail. To learn more about Columbia, please visit the Company's website at http://www.columbia.com.

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