Outdoor Industry Veteran, Adrienne Moser Takes Apparel Helm at Columbia; Named Vice President of Global Apparel Merchandising & Design
PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), a global leader in active
outdoor apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced the
appointment of Adrienne Moser as vice president of global apparel
merchandising and design for the Columbia brand, succeeding Sue Parham
who has left the company to pursue other interests.
Moser brings more than 20 years of senior experience in apparel
merchandising with several global brands. Most recently, she served as
the general manager of apparel merchandising at Columbia, where she
oversaw apparel assortment, line direction, pricing and regionalization.
Prior to joining Columbia, Moser spent 14 years at Patagonia, Inc., in
Ventura, California, rising to general merchandise manager with
responsibility for all product lines developed for sales channels and
global geographies. She also was a founding member of Nau, Inc., in
Portland, Oregon, where she served as chief operating officer and
general manager from 2005 to 2008, building teams and implementing
integrated operational processes across the entire organization.
"We are extremely pleased to announce Adrienne's promotion to this key
role," said Mick McCormick, executive vice president, to whom Moser will
report. "Adrienne is a proven leader and a world-class merchandiser. Her
depth and breadth of experience across the outdoor industry will be
instrumental as we strive to provide our customers with the most
innovative apparel technology and design available."
"I've enjoyed being a part of the elevation of the Columbia brand over
the last several years," said Moser. "I consider it a privilege to help
lead the brand's merchandising and design efforts and look forward to
all the opportunities that lie ahead."
Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia
Sportswear Company, has been creating innovative apparel, footwear,
accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia
has become a leading global brand by channeling the company's passion
for the outdoors, and an innovative spirit of "trying stuff", into
technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool
and protected year-round. To learn more, please visit the company's
website at www.columbia.com.
About Columbia Sportswear Company
Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) is a global leader in branded
outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment. Columbia
Sportswear Company products are sold in more than 100 countries under
the Columbia®, Mountain Hardwear®, Sorel®, and Montrail® brand names,
which have earned an international reputation for innovation, quality
and performance. To learn more, please visit the company's websites at www.columbia.com,
Columbia Sportswear PR
Scott Trepanier, 503-985-4183
Sportswear Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Source: Columbia Sportswear Company
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