By  on September 14, 2007

ATLANTA — Citing personal reasons, Paul Gils has resigned his position as general manager, Europe, for Columbia Sportswear. The company said its European operations will be overseen by a transition management team led by Mick McCormick, vice-president of sales.

“I appreciate the contributions Paul has made to direct our European operations,” said Tim Boyle, president and CEO of Columbia Sportswear, to whom McCormick reports. “I also have great confidence in Mick’s ability to oversee our European operations, as we leverage his international commercial experience. In the past year, Mick has assembled a team to direct our U.S. sales organization. Mick and the transition management team will now focus attention on directing European operations.”

Before joining Columbia Sportswear last year as vice-president of sales, McCormick had served as chief marketing officer for Golf Galaxy.

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