Columbia Sportswear Company, a global leader in designing, sourcing, marketing, and distributing outdoor, active and everyday lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment products, has announced that Cory Long will be joining the Company as President of the SOREL brand.
Mr Long will be joining Columbia as a veteran of the footwear and apparel industry, most recently serving as Global General Manager and Chief Global Merchant of DC Shoes. He has leadership experience at an array of brands, including Mitchell & Ness, Asics, Supra, and Converse.
“We are delighted to have Cory join the SOREL family,” said Craig Zanon, SVP, Emerging Brands. “His strength of leadership and consumer-champion mindset will be key in fuelling the next era of SOREL growth.”
Mr Long will begin in December 2023.
About Columbia Sportswear Company:
Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company’s brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, SOREL®, and prAna® brands. To learn more, please visit the company’s websites at www.columbia.com, www.mountainhardwear.com, www.SOREL.com, and www.prana.com.
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