USA: Columbia Sportswear Appoints Retail Marketing Manager
Columbia Sportswear (Nasdaq:COLM), the active outdoor apparel and footwear company, has appointed Justin Knapp to the position of retail marketing manager. Knapp will manage all aspects of global visual marketing and merchandising, including concept shops, field services, point-of-purchase and brand enhancements. Knapp reports directly to Dan Hanson, director of marketing communications. "Justin brings a wealth of industry experience to a position that is critical to the successful support and enhancement of the Columbia brand," Hanson said. "His talent and expertise will make a valuable contribution to the Columbia Sportswear team." Knapp brings more than 12 years of outdoor and retail industry experience to the position. Prior to being hired by Columbia, Knapp worked for adidas as the company's concept shop program manager. He has also worked for Gart Sports and Universal Athletic Services.
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