Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq: COLM), a leading innovator in active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, today announced the appointment of Francois Guillon as Senior Vice President, Omni Planning and Fulfillment.
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Francois Guillon, Senior Vice President, Omni Planning and Fulfillment (Photo: Business Wire)
In this role, Mr. Guillon will report to Chief Supply Chain Officer Lisa Kulok. He brings a wealth of leadership experience in planning and digital transformation of supply chain operations, most recently in a variety of roles with Tiffany & Co.
Mr. Guillon has a Master of Business Administration from Baruch College in New York; a Master of Philosophy from the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France; and a Bachelor of Arts from the Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France.
“Francois will help us continue to evolve our systems and capabilities so that we can retain our competitive edge,” said Ms. Kulok. “His global experience, coupled with his knowledge of digital systems will help us in this dynamic supply chain process.”
“We’re excited to have Francois and his energy and enthusiasm for Columbia Sportswear join our Company,” said Tim Boyle, CEO, President and Chair of the Board. “As we have seen from recent events, our supply chain leaders are an incredibly important part of our Company’s success.”
About Columbia Sportswear Company:
Columbia Sportswear Company has assembled a portfolio of brands for active lives, making it a leader in the global active lifestyle apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment industry. Founded in 1938 in Portland, Oregon, the company's brands are today sold in approximately 90 countries. In addition to the Columbia® brand, Columbia Sportswear Company also owns the Mountain Hardwear®, SOREL®, and prAna® brands. To learn more, please visit the company's websites at www.columbia.com, www.mountainhardwear.com, www.SOREL.com, and www.prana.com.
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Mary Ellen Glynn
Sr. Director, Corporate Communications
Columbia Sportswear Company