Completely new set-up for Black Diamond in Europe

Black Diamond, the U.S. brand of mountaineering and snow sports equipment, has appointed Tim Bantle new managing director of its European business. Most recently, Bantle was in charge of product management, sales and marketing at the company’s headquarters in Salt Lake City.

Tim Bantle
All set to steer Black Diamond’s European business from Innsbruck, Austria: Tim Bantle.

He will be supported by Craig Forster, so far director of management information system at BD Europe, as new head of operations and IT. Georg Hoffberger, switches from sister brand Pieps to Black Diamond to take on the position of chief financial officer. Stephan Hagenbusch, marketing director, will additionally deal with key accounts across the continent.


Simultaneously, Black Diamond has decided to close its European headquarters in Reinach, Switzerland, after some two decades. Instead, the new offices will be operational by May 1 in Innsbruck, Austria. BD already has operations in Austria, notably with Pieps, the avalanche safety solutions brand.

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