Some large information popping out of Bozeman that bodes nicely for the model.
From SIMMS FIshing:
Ok.C. Walsh, longtime President, and majority proprietor will grow to be Simms’ Government Chairman, as Casey Sheahan, most just lately President for KEEN Footwear, will be a part of the corporate within the newly created function of CEO.
Bozeman, Montana – Simms Fishing Merchandise, the preeminent producer of waders, outerwear, footwear, and technical attire in fishing, pronounces the appointment of Casey Sheahan, seasoned out of doors veteran, to Chief Government Officer.
Sheahan, a lifelong angler, is enthusiastic concerning the alternative. “Simms is a really particular firm within the sport fishing , and I really feel that my total profession has ready me to guide this model to new heights. We’ve got a world-class group, a gifted board and a powerful capital accomplice. I’ll work with Ok.C. and the Simms group on product-centric methods to assist Simms notice its full potential,” mentioned Sheahan.
Sheahan’s spectacular profession started in product advertising with main athletic & out of doors manufacturers together with Nike, Merrell and Kelty. In 2005, Sheahan joined Patagonia as their CEO, a place that he held for 9 years. Throughout Sheahan’s tenure, Patagonia skilled probably the most profitable part in its historical past, tripling the enterprise. Whereas on this function, Patagonia additionally launched their Frequent Threads Program, an industry-leading recycling program. Most just lately, Sheahan was President of KEEN Footwear – probably the most revolutionary life-style footwear manufacturers within the U.S. out of doors market. Sheahan has additionally served on the Board of Administrators for Johnson Outdoor since 2014.
“Casey is an avid fisherman, critical conservationist, and product-focused govt. His values and imaginative and prescient for the way forward for sport fishing align intently with these of Simms, and his involvement will permit me to deal with product innovation, future enterprise growth, conservation initiatives, and extra fishing. Our total Simms group is thrilled to have Casey be a part of us,” shared Ok.C. Walsh.
Sheahan’s addition to Simms within the newly-created CEO function is a transparent reflection of the corporate’s present state: able to tackle the longer term and fired as much as obtain main progress initiatives. Sheahan brings a powerful historical past of success in footwear, packs and attire to Simms – ideally suited to Simms future progress plans.
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