Greg Goddard has filled the new post of international market development manager at outdoor apparel maker Columbia Sportswear Company.

Goddard will be based in Columbia Sportswear's European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and will report directly to Bill Tung, vice president of international sales and operations.

Goddard steps into this position with more than 10 years of international sales and operations experience.

Prior to joining Columbia, he held senior management and operations positions with the Asian Pacific office of The Timberland Company, most recently serving as senior manager for strategy and business development.
 
In his new role, Goddard's primary responsibility will be to oversee Columbia's existing network of independent international distributors with a focus on the company's seven European distributors located in Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, Norway, Turkey and Greece.