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Francois Goulet to become president of Rossignol North America

Published June 29, 2017
A leadership change at the parent company of Time Sport and Felt Bicycles.

PARK CITY, Utah (BRAIN) — Ron Steele, who has been with Group Rossignol for 40 years, will retire next month as president of Group Rossignol North America, which is based here.

Steele will continue to advise the company until Sept. 1. 

Francois Goulet will become president of the North American division on July 17. Goulet was with Rossignol for 20 years before leaving in 2010 to join VF Corporation, the parent of The North Face and other brands. Goulet was the vice president and GM of The North Face's Americas Division.

Rossignol has been on an acquisition track in recent years, having purchased Time Sport, Felt Bicycles and Raidlight, a trail running brand.

"Ron has brought the company into the next phase of growth with great momentum from the results accomplished over the last 5 years," said Bruno Cercley, the Group's CEO. "Naming Francois as the North American president is a natural next step. We are confident Francois will be able to build upon the strong foundation set by Ron. We have great momentum across our brands and are poised to continue this growth with Francois's leadership, while taking on future challenges."

Steele said, "Our North American Group is well poised to take the next steps in growth and the timing is right to make this transition. This will allow the next president to see upcoming projects to completion successfully. I am thrilled that Francois will be leading the company through our next phase of growth."

Goulet said, "I am extremely pleased to return to Group Rossignol as the president of North America. Group Rossignol has some of the best known and iconic brands in the winter sports business, and recent developments within the greater outdoor landscape are very exciting. The Group is enjoying a strong position and I am looking forward to rejoining the team and maintaining the current momentum."

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