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.