Yesterday, Dakine announced the appointment of David Orr as global general manager. Orr is a veteran in the outdoor and sporting goods industries and will be responsible for leading all aspects of product creation, sales and operations for Dakine.
Dakine was recently acquired by Marquee Brands for an undisclosed amount.
Orr previously served in global marketing leadership roles at Keen, Timberland, Reyn Spooner, adidas and mostly recently founded Strategic Sales Solutions LLC, a consulting company helping brands and organizations successfully position themselves based on their vision, mission and core competencies.
Founder, president and CEO of Dakine’s licensing partner JR286 Jonathan Hirshberd said, “I am thrilled to announce David Orr as the global general manager of Dakine Equipment. His deep and passionate understanding of brands and distribution is the perfect choice to help us execute the mission of making sure we deliver the best products in the world to service the outdoor enthusiast through the incredible core distribution channels the Dakine team has developed over the years.
He continued, “I look forward to supporting David as he puts his talents and expertise to work behind this amazing team and brand that we are fortunate to begin working with.”
Orr commented, “I’m honored to be part of such a distinct, global specialty brand with 40 years of unique history and product innovation. I am looking forward to helping unleash the passion, people and promise of Dakine! I look forward to getting started with our great teams in Hood River and Annecy, France, and our specialty retail partners around the globe.”
He added, “I am also excited to tap into the global operational platform that JR286 has built to maximize the opportunities that lie ahead.”
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