Woodside has taken on the new role of vice president of global manufacturing

Woodside has taken on the new role of vice president of global manufacturing

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has tapped former VF Corp executive Steve Woodside to the newly-created position of vice president of global manufacturing.

Woodside will be responsible for the company's global supply chain for apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment.

With more than 25 years of experience in footwear and apparel manufacturing, he joins Columbia from VF Corp, where he served as vice president of global footwear, overseeing global footwear sourcing and manufacturing.

Prior to this, Woodside spent 23 years at sporting goods giant Nike, leading apparel and footwear manufacturing operations.

In addition, Stuart Redsun has been appointed to the new role of chief marketing officer, responsible for developing global consumer marketing programmes for the company's namesake, Sorel and Montrail brands.

He most recently served as senior vice president of global brand marketing for performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour.

The appointments follow the pending retirements of current vice president of global apparel manufacturing, Patrick Werner, and vice president of global marketing, Dan Hanson.