Outdoor apparel and footwear maker Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed Tim Bartels as its new vice president of global footwear sales and promoted Mitch Fields to vice president of global apparel sales.

The newly created positions are intended to drive Columbia's global footwear and apparel sales.

Bartels, who most recently served as vice president of global sales for Keen, will be responsible for global footwear sales for the Columbia, Sorel and Montrail brands.

He has more than 25 years of sales and industry experience, including sales leadership positions with Keen, Nike and DC Shoes, which was acquired by Quiksilver. Bartels will report to Mick McCormick, vice president of global sales.

Fields, who joined Columbia Sportswear in 2006 as national sales manager of men's apparel, will now oversee global sales for men's, women's and youth apparel.

Fields has focused his career on active apparel, footwear, and sports-related sales, including 17 years at Nike in multiple sales leadership roles. Prior to joining Columbia Sportswear, he led sales efforts for Callaway Golf Footwear.

In his new role, Fields will also report to Mick McCormick, vice president of global sales.