Mike Dowse appointed President of Amer Sports Ball Sports and Michael White appointed as General Manager EMEA and Americas

Amer Sports Corporation
November 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Mike Dowse, born 1966, has been appointed President of Amer Sports Ball Sports business area, effective November 4, 2013. Chris Considine, President Amer Sports Ball Sports, will leave the company at the same time. Mike Dowse has worked as General Manager for the Amer Sports Americas Region since 2010, and he has worked for Amer Sports for more than 20 years.

Michael White, born 1964, has been appointed Chief Sales Officer and General Manager for Amer Sports EMEA and Americas Regions. Michael White has worked as General Manager for the Amer Sports EMEA region since 2010, and he has worked for Amer Sports for more than eight years.

Mike Dowse and Michael White will continue to be members of the Amer Sports Executive Board, reporting to the President and CEO Heikki Takala.

“As Amer Sports has continued to deliver broad-based performance improvement, we now focus on re-igniting profitable growth also in Ball Sports. I’m pleased to have Mike Dowse who is a strong leader with long track record, and importantly comes from the internal company bench, assume the role as Ball Sports President. Michael White, who now assumes the leadership for both our EMEA and Americas Regions, has delivered strong business results and strategic business transformation in the EMEA region, and I’m happy to have a proven internal leader being promoted to this larger role. The move with further regional integration also continues to follow our strategy to drive scale and synergies”, comments Heikki Takala, President and CEO of Amer Sports.

Amer Sports’ ball sports brand Wilson is the world’s leading manufacturer of ball sports equipment. The core sports are tennis, baseball, American football, golf, basketball, softball, badminton and squash. Headquartered in Chicago, in the United States, Wilson employs over 1,500 people globally. Net sales of Ball Sports business segment were EUR 570 million representing 28% of Amer Sports group revenue in 2012.

For more information please contact:
Heikki Takala, President and CEO, tel. +358 9 7257 8210

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Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Precor, Suunto and Mavic. The company’s technically-advanced sports equipment, footwear and apparel improve performance and increase the enjoyment of sports and outdoor activities. The Group’s business is balanced by its broad portfolio of sports and products and a presence in all major markets. Amer Sports shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).