Sports apparel and footwear retailer Columbia Sportswear has announced a number of new management appointments at its Prana and Columbia Sportswear brands.

Russ Hopcus has been named president of the Prana brand after serving as senior vice president of North America sales for Columbia since 2013. He will be responsible for managing the brand in all channels, as well as strengthening its position in both performance and sustainability.

Joe Craig has been promoted to senior vice president North America sales for the Columbia brand. Since 2013 he has served as its vice president of US apparel sales.

Dean Rurak will be the new vice president of US apparel sales for the Columbia brand. Rurak joined the company in 1996 as a sales representative in Canada. He has served as vice president, apparel merchandising since January 2017. His role will focus on developing relationships with wholesale customers.

The company also announced the departure of Stu Redson, who was senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Joe Boyle, executive vice president and Columbia brand president, will oversee merchandising for the Columbia brand while the company carries out a search to fill the brand's global apparel merchandising role. He will also be responsible for Columbia brand marketing on an interim basis.