Camelbak's CEO steps down

Sally McCoy moves on after nine years
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Camelbak CEO Sally McCoy has left the role after nine years in the job.

In other big people news at the hydration specialist - which was bought last year by Vista Outdoor for $412m - Layne Rigney has been named president, effective February 1, 2016.

Vista Outdoor Chairman and CEO Mark DeYoung said: “Layne is a proven and respected leader at CamelBak and I look forward to the growth of the brand and global business under his leadership. I also appreciate the leadership Sally brought to CamelBak and her support of Vista Outdoor.”

Outgoing CEO Sally McCoy said: “I have tremendous faith in Layne’s ability and readiness to lead the organization. CamelBak has a robust product pipeline, a respected brand identity and an incredibly strong team of leaders to take the business to the next level under the ownership of Vista Outdoor.”

New president Rigney is a ten-year veteran of CamelBak, serving as senior VP of Global Sales since 2012, and brings 25 years of industry experience with brands such as PowerBar/Nestle USA, RockShox and REI.

Other staffing changes at the firm include Andrew Shand, who has been promoted to VP of Sales, Europe/Asia/Africa after a six-year tenure as European sales director for both CamelBak military and recreation businesses.

Michael Moore has been installed as VP of Sales, North & South America. Moore has served as a sales executive since 2006, and brings experience from Thule, Leisure Trends and Planet Outdoors.

Shannon Stearns is promoted to VP of marketing and will lead the company’s brand and marketing initiatives globally. Stearns joined CamelBak in 2006, bringing consumer and retail marketing experience at brands and retailers such as Smith & Hawken and Illuminations and advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding supporting brands like Clorox, Levi’s and Disney.

These newly promoted vice presidents join the existing senior leadership team which has been in place since 2007.

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