Vista Outdoor Announces Leadership Changes within its Outdoor Products Segment
August 25, 2016
Farmington, Utah –Today, Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) announced leadership changes within its Outdoor Products segment. Jessica Klodnicki, formerly Vice President for Bell Helmets, Blackburn and C-Preme, is now the Vice President for Outdoor Recreation, which includes responsibility for the CamelBak and Jimmy Styks brands. Current CamelBak President, Layne Rigney, previously announced his resignation to the company.
“Jessica has done a tremendous job positioning Bell Helmets as a leading brand, and she was the natural choice to lead CamelBak and Jimmy Styks,” said Kelly Grindle, President of Outdoor Products.
“I think Jessica is just the right fit to lead CamelBak into the future,” said Rigney. “She inherits a strong, passionate team ready to take the business to the next level under the ownership of Vista Outdoor.”
Vista Outdoor is taking advantage of these changes to maximize the capabilities and strengths within its portfolio, resulting in realigning the segment’s brands into market areas, which include Outdoor Recreation and Sport Protection.
Greg Shapleigh, formerly the Vice President of Giro, Bollé and Cébé, is now the Vice President of Sport Protection, which includes responsibility for Giro, Bollé, Cébé, Bell Helmets, Bell Powersports, Blackburn, Krash, Raskullz, and Serengeti.
“Greg brings a legacy of strong leadership to the brands under his responsibility,” said Grindle. “I am confident this structure will provide additional brand focus, resources and strategic support for today and into the future as we expand and acquire new businesses.”
About Vista Outdoor
Vista Outdoor is a leading global designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the growing outdoor sports and recreation markets. The company operates in two segments, Shooting Sports and Outdoor Products, and has a portfolio of well-recognized brands that provides consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative products for individual outdoor recreational pursuits. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. Vista Outdoor is headquartered in Utah and has manufacturing operations and facilities in 13 U.S. States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico along with international customer service, sales and sourcing operations in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe and New Zealand. For news and information, visit www.vistaoutdoor.com or follow us on Twitter @VistaOutdoorInc and Facebook at www.facebook.com/vistaoutdoor.
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