October 01, 2014 10:30 PM ET

Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods

Company Overview of Columbia Sportswear Company

Company Overview

Columbia Sportswear Company designs, sources, markets, and distributes active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories, and equipment in the United States, Latin America, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada. The company provides apparel, accessories, and equipment for men, women, and youth under the Columbia and Mountain Hardwear brands. Its products are used during various outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, mountaineering, camping, hunting, fishing, trail running, water sports, and adventure travel. The company also offers footwear products, including durable and lightweight hiking boots, trail running shoes, rugged cold weather boots...

14375 Northwest Science Park Drive

Portland, OR 97229

United States

Founded in 1938

4,320 Employees



Key Executives for Columbia Sportswear Company

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 64
Total Annual Compensation: $84.0K
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 46
Total Annual Compensation: $497.6K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 50
Total Annual Compensation: $666.0K
Senior Vice President of Legal & Corporate Affairs
Age: 51
Total Annual Compensation: $419.3K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Columbia Sportswear Company Key Developments

Columbia Sportswear Introduces TurboDown

Columbia Sportswear introduced TurboDown to the public. TurboDown is a patent-pending insulation construction that creates such outsized results it's like a down jacket on steroids. TurboDown is a new technology that leverages the strengths of both science and nature, layering natural down, synthetic Omni-Heat thermal insulation, and Omni-Heat Reflective technology into every baffle. In keeping with Columbia's commitment to making the company’s innovation accessible to all, the collection will be tiered in three categories, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. And the jackets and vests will range in price from $130 to $325.

Columbia Sportswear Company Announces Two Additions to Global Leadership Team

Columbia Sportswear Company announced two additions to its global leadership team. Steve Woodside, Vice President Global Manufacturing, Columbia Sportswear Company. Steve Woodside joined Columbia on August 25, 2014 in the newly-created role of vice president of global manufacturing, with leadership responsibilities spanning the company's global supply chain for apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment, most recently serving in Hong Kong as VF Corp.'s vice president of global footwear, overseeing global footwear sourcing and manufacturing. Woodside will report directly to Columbia's chief operating officer, Bryan Timm. The company also announced the appointment ofStuart Redsun to the newly-created position of chief marketing officer, effective October 6, 2014. In this role, Redsun will be responsible for developing and executing global consumer marketing programs for the Columbia, Sorel and Montrail brands. He will report to Mr. Boyle. He worked most recently as senior vice president of global brand marketing for Under Armour Inc.

Columbia Sportswear and the Dallas Cowboys Announce Multi-Year Apparel Partnership

Columbia Sportswear and the Dallas Cowboys announced an apparel licensing partnership featuring co-branded sportswear, outerwear and accessories for men, women and youth, with product available to the public starting in late spring 2015. The partnership with the Dallas Cowboys is a natural fit for Columbia. The combination of the Cowboys' rich history of success and Columbia's commitment to innovative product solutions creates a unique opportunity. This partnership provides Dallas Cowboys fans access to quality outdoor performance apparel crafted with innovative technologies and thoughtful design. The line includes Performance Fishing Gear (PFG(TM)) styles, which are extremely popular globally, but especially in Texas. The Columbia-Dallas agreement extends through early 2018. The Dallas Cowboys will sell co-branded product through wholesale channels including official NFL retail stores. The initial launch of select styles will be available in the spring of 2015, expanding to a more robust assortment of sportswear, outerwear and accessories by fall 2015.

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