Patrick Chevallier joined Columbia from Amer Sports, where he served as commercial director for Eastern Europe and more than 20 countries of the EMEA region. Prior to that, he was employed for 12 years at Salomon in various international marketing, sales and management positions.
Scott Ziegler spent the previous 23 years in the retail business. The majority of those years were spent with the Foot Locker Company in the US and the European division, where he held positions in the European office as the Retail Operations Manager, and in the UK as the Head of Retail. He spent last two years as the Head of Operations Development for adidas Retail Region EMEA.
Antti Karava was appointed as Marketing Director Europe in March 2008.Prior to joining Columbia, he was responsible for versatile branding, product marketing, concept development and business responsibilities in Suunto and Salomon. He spent the last four years working in two advertising agencies in Helsinki, managing international clients and internal planning groups.
Greg Goddard was appointed as International Market Development Manager in January 2005.
Prior to joining Columbia, he held senior management and operations positions with the Asian Pacific office of The Timberland Company, most recently serving as Senior Manager for Strategy and Business Development.
Evelyne Garreau was appointed as Distributor Operations Manager for Columbia Sportswear International in August 2008.
Prior to joining Columbia, Evelyne has held different Supply Chain positions with Danone Group in France and in the USA.
Marijo Bee was appointed as European Apparel Director in June 2008.
She was employed for 11 years in Columbia Canada, where she held various leadership positions in sales and marketing. Most recently she worked in North America for Pan World Brand North America Inc. as Vice President of Sales for Caterpillar apparel, she was responsible for all facets of brand management.
Scott Bowen was appointed as European Footwear Merchandising Director in January 2009. He joined Columbia in 1999 and has held positions in the industry that range from product development to Merchandising. Prior to working for Columbia, Scott worked for Nike from 1995 to 1999 in their Retail, Golf and Global Forecasting teams.
Frédéric Vernet was appointed as Director of Human Resources Europe for Columbia Sportswear in August 2008. The past 6 years, he was Human Resources Director for adidas France. Before this HR orientation, he has held various sales positions mainly in Key Account Management in adidas, Gillette and Kimberly Clark Groups. He started his career, after Paris Business School graduation, with Carrefour Hypermarkets chain as a buyer.