Amer Sports Corporation
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March 24, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Vincent Wauters appointed President of Apparel
Mr. Vincent Wauters, currently General Manager of Arc’teryx Inc., has been appointed President of Amer Sports Apparel business and a member of Amer Sports Executive Board, effective as of March 24, 2015. In his new role, Mr. Wauters also continues to lead the Arc’teryx brand. He will report to Amer Sports’ President and CEO Heikki Takala. Mr. Wauters has successfully been leading Arc’teryx since 2012. Before that, he was the Senior Vice President, Amer Sports Global Operations, and a member of the Executive Board.
“Over the past three years, Vincent has successfully led Arc’teryx with continuous acceleration in line with the company strategy. I am pleased to promote a strong leader like Vincent from our internal bench, as we continue to build capabilities to accelerate toward our ambitious longer term targets”, says Heikki Takala, President and CEO of Amer Sports.
Andy Towne, previously President of Apparel, will at the same time leave Amer Sports. “I want to thank Andy for his positive contribution in building our Apparel business to today’s intermediate stage with solid foundations and readiness for further acceleration”, says Heikki Takala.
For further information, please contact:
Heikki Takala, President and CEO, tel. +358 20 712 2510
Terhi Heikkinen, SVP, Human Resources, tel. +358 20 712 2542
Amer Sports (www.amersports.com) is a sporting goods company with internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Wilson, Atomic, Arc’teryx, Mavic, Suunto and Precor. 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 Helsinki stock exchange (AMEAS).