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Shuffle Board: J.Hilburn Names CEO, YNAP Appoints Chairman Ahead of Richemont Takeover

Columbia Sportswear

Columbia Sportswear tapped Snow Burns as global vice president of marketing for the Mountain Hardwear brand. In her new role, Burns will be based at Mountain Hardwear’s headquarters in Richmond, Calif. and oversee the brand’s integrated marketing strategy efforts. Burns, who has more than 10 years of marketing experience, joins Mountain Hardwear from John McNeil Studio, a California-based creative solutions company, where she lead the strategy, social media and analytics teams.


Custom men’s wear company J.Hilburn appointed Andy Janowski as its new CEO. Janowski, an apparel industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, most recently served as executive chairman of J.Hilburn’s board of directors. His resume includes stints at accessories and fashion companies such as Smythson, Burberry and Gap Inc. His appointment comes on the heels of the company’s product overhaul, as it aims to move from traditional business attire to address consumers’ demands for casual men’s wear.


Adidas named Zion Armstrong as president of Adidas North America, effective July 1. Since 2015, Armstrong co-helmed Adidas North America as general manager with Mark King, the current president of Adidas North America. Armstrong, who first joined Adidas New Zealand as a footwear product manager in 1998, has held other leadership roles at the company, including Adidas South Korea’s managing director. Armstrong succeeds King in the post. As part of this transition, King will continue to serve in an advisory role to the company.

SATO America

SATO, a technology solutions provider, named Tim Cook as SATO America president. As SATO America president, Cook will be responsible for oversight of the company’s Caribbean, Mexico and North and Central America businesses. Cook, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, previously worked as SATO America’s senior vice president of sales for six years. Cook also held leadership roles at Avery Dennison, a global packing materials solutions provider, and at computer printing technology company Zebra Technologies.


London-based luxury retailer Matchesfashion tapped Tom Athron as its chief operating officer. Athron joins Matchesfashion from U.K. department store chain John Lewis, where he served as the company’s group development director.

Yoox Net-a-Porter

YNAP’s board of directors appointed Federico Marchetti as chairman and CEO. Marchetti is expected to helm the board through YNAP’s takeover by Richemont, another key player in the luxury sector.