International outdoor apparel and footwear business Columbia Sportswear Company  has announced the departure of Rodney Gumringer, the footwear category's general manager. Gumringer joined Columbia as the head of footwear in December 1993, and has left to pursue other opportunities. "Rodney has made strong contributions to the growth of Columbia's footwear business, and we wish him well in his future endeavors," said Bob Masin, director of sales and merchandising. "Our footwear team is comprised of dedicated industry veterans who have helped build a strong outdoor footwear brand for Columbia, and we are enthusiastic about this category's prospects."