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Longtime CamelBak CEO Sally McCoy steps down

Published January 5, 2016
Layne Rigney named as new president.

PETALUMA, Calif (BRAIN) —  CamelBak's longtime CEO Sally McCoy is stepping down after nine years in her role. Layne Rigney, currently the brand's senior vice president of global sales, will take over as president on Feb. 1, the company announced Tuesday.

"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," said Mark DeYoung, chairman and CEO of Vista Outdoor, CamelBak's parent company.

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."

Rigney is a 10-year veteran of CamelBak and brings 25 years of industry experience with brands such as PowerBar/Nestle USA, RockShox and REI.

Other staffing changes effective Feb. 1, include Michael Moore taking over as vice president of sales for North & South America. Moore has served as a sales executive since 2006, and brings experience from Thule, Leisure Trends and Planet Outdoors. Andrew Shand was promoted to vice president of sales for Europe/Asia/Africa after a six-year tenure as European sales director for both CamelBak military and recreation businesses. Shannon Stearns was promoted to vice president 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. 

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