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Black Diamond bolsters senior leadership team

SALT LAKE CITY — Black Diamond, a provider of outdoor recreation equipment and active lifestyle products, beefed up its senior leadership team with four new hires. The newly created positions are intended to bolster the company’s operational and sales teams, domestically and internationally.

"These four exceptional new hires mark the culmination of our two-year process to invest in the people necessary to support our global platform," said Peter Metcalf, president and CEO of Black Diamond.

Nietzer, a Swiss national, has been appointed as Black Diamond’s new director of European sales for Black Diamond equipment. Nietzer has previously been director of European sales for Burton, Red and Anon, where he was specifically responsible for apparel and winter sports hard goods. Prior to that, he held various positions at Johnson & Johnson, UBS and Credit Suisse. Nietzer will be based in Black Diamond's Basel, Switzerland offices.

Campbell has been appointed as the new European financial controller for Black Diamond. A dual citizen of Australia and France, Campbell previously served as the finance and human resource director for Pure Fishing, a subsidiary of the Jarden Corporation, as well as various positions at Patagonia Europe and Price Waterhouse Coopers Australia.

Israel has been hired as Black Diamond's product lifecycle management global integration coordinator. Israel's previous work experience includes senior director of information technology for Volcom North America and senior manager for Deloitte & Touche's North American controls assurance. He also served in various positions within consulting and enterprise risk services for Deloitte & Touche in Paris, France.

Linden has been hired as Black Diamond Equipment’s design director of apparel. Linden's has previously held senior European design positions at O'Neill and Rip Curl, as well as various creative roles with Quiksilver and Patagonia in North America. Dutch-born Linden will be based in Salt Lake City, Utah, to support the fall 2013 global apparel launch and lead the creation of future collections.

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