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Shuffle Board: EBay Gets New CEO, UA Appoints Product Chief and Nike Names NA Head

Brands

Under Armour

Under Armour Inc. appointed Lisa Collier as chief product officer.

With more than 30 years across global brand leadership, product development, supply chain and merchandising, Collier will provide multi-disciplined specialty retail expertise to Under Armour’s leadership team. She will report directly to president and CEO Patrik Frisk and is expected to start on April 27.

Collier joins Under Armour after leading NYDJ as president and CEO from 2016 to 2019. Prior to joining NYDJ, she held numerous positions over her 13-year career with Levi’s Strauss & Co.

Collier will have oversight of the company’s category management model, product, merchandising and design functions. She will succeed Kevin Eskridge, who resigned as chief product officer and will depart the company in August. Collier will work closely with Eskridge to ensure a smooth transition.

Headquartered in Baltimore, Under Armour is a marketer and distributor of branded athletic performance apparel, footwear and accessories.

Nike

Nike Inc. announced senior leadership changes to continue accelerating growth in its flagship market.

Effective June 1, Nike veteran Ann Hebert, vice president of global sales, will become vice president and general manager of North America Geography, succeeding long-time executive Tom Peddie, who is retiring from Nike.

Hebert will lead end-to-end business for Nike’s North America Geography, including sales, direct, marketing, merchandising, categories and territories.

Tapestry

Tapestry Inc. announced that John P. Bilbrey was appointed to its board of directors, bringing board membership to eight.

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Bilbrey served as president and CEO of The Hershey Company from 2011 until his retirement in March 2017. He also serves on the boards of Campbell Soup Company, Elanco Animal Health and Colgate-Palmolive.

Tapestry’s portfolio includes Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman.

Lululemon

Lululemon Athletica Inc. announced that chief financial officer Patrick Guido will depart the company, effective May 8, in order to assume a leadership position outside of the apparel industry. Guido joined lululemon in 2018.

While the company begins the search to identify a successor, Meghan Frank, senior vice president of financial planning and analysis, and Alex Grieve, vice president and controller, will lead the finance team and ensure a smooth transition. Both will report to CEO Calvin McDonald on an interim basis.

Retail

eBay

The board of directors of eBay Inc. appointed Jamie Iannone as CEO, effective April 27.

Iannone, most recently chief operating officer of Walmart e-commerce, has also been elected to the board. Prior to that, he served as CEO of SamsClub.com, the e-commerce unit for the $57 billion Sam’s Club.

In this role, he was responsible for the unit’s digital transformation, including developing and executing initiatives in membership, marketing, technology, product and operations. Iannone previously worked at eBay as a vice president and other leadership roles from 2001 to 2009.

Scott Schenkel will continue as interim CEO until Iannone joins the company and will then work with him to ensure a smooth transition of leadership. Andy Cring will continue to serve as interim CFO. Iannone’s appointment marks the end of a comprehensive search process led by a dedicated committee of eBay’s board and supported by outside executive search and leadership advisory firm Spencer Stuart.

Textiles

Industrial Fabrics Association International

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the hiring of Fred Chuck as the Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) executive director.

Throughout the past two decades, Chuck has served in multiple roles at different companies within the geosynthetics industry, as well as time on the GMA executive council. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the director of corporate training and industry relations at TenCate Geosynthetics North America in Pendergrass, Ga.

He will transition to IFAI from his most recent position with Huesker Inc., located in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as the vice president of sales, marketing and business development. Chuck recently served as the chair of the GMA executive council, as well. His work with government relations and executive council members has resulted in great progress in the specification of geosynthetic materials for use in a variety of infrastructure projects.

He will begin his new position at IFAI on May 4.

Logistics

Trailer Bridge

Trailer Bridge, an asset-owned logistics company that transports cargo across land, air, rail and sea throughout North American and the Caribbean, announced the addition of Alex Vohr to its team as vice president of government affairs. Additionally, the company has opened two new offices in Portland, Ore., and Denver.

Vohr brings 30 years of experience to his new role at Trailer Bridge, including leadership, strategic planning, operations, organizational development and management. In his new role, Vohr will lead the company’s government relations activities in North America and beyond as the company continues its expansion into new markets.

Trailer Bridge has also added 300 new ocean containers and 297 chassis to its fleet, improving interior height clearances, cubic capacity and maximum payload. With the addition of these assets, Trailer Bridge’s fleet now consists of more than 3,500 containers and more than 3,000 chassis that support its Caribbean ocean shipping line of business between the United States mainland and Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and U.S. Virgin Islands.