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Columbia Sportswear Announces Supply Chain Promotions

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Columbia Sportswear Company announced promotions for four senior leaders who will take new roles in sourcing and supply chain, brand merchandising and finance.

Lisa Kulok, who has served as the vice president of global marketplace planning and customer operations since October 2009, will step up to occupy the role of senior vice president of global supply chain operations. She has been working toward improving profitability by strengthening inventory planning, implementing timely delivery and offering exemplary customer service. She will be responsible for global inventory planning, transportation logistics, distribution and account operations.

Steve Woodside, who joined the company in August 2014 as vice president of global manufacturing, will now be Columbia’s senior vice president of global sourcing and manufacturing. He will continue to supervise global apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment sourcing and contract manufacturing operations. He currently maintains relationships with contract manufacturing partners in nearly 20 countries.

Joe Boyle, who joined the company in 2005, was promoted to senior vice president of Columbia brand merchandising and design, where he will continue to be responsible for leading the creation of Columbia brand apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment.

Jim Swanson, who has served as director of finance since 2009, is promoted to vice president of finance. He has worked to allocate Columbia’s resources toward growth opportunities and will have continued responsibility over the company’s strategic planning and financial planning and analysis functions.

Columbia CEO Tim Boyle said, “Each of these leaders has proven their ability to drive change necessary to support rapid global growth and the increasing complexity of our business.”

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