CARBONDALE, Colo. — Marsden S. Cason has stepped down as chairman of The North Face Inc. and has been succeeded by Robert Bunje, a North Face director since 1997.
Bunje is president of Bunje Pacific Consulting Corp., a provider of strategic and financial planning services. Previously a partner with Deloitte & Touche, Bunje is also acting senior vice president and chief financial officer of ADAC Laboratories, a Milpitas, Calif.-based medical systems firm.
“Bob Bunje brings considerable financial management talents to the company and he will be actively involved in the business,” William Simon, interim chief executive of North Face, said.
Bunje’s appointment follows by little more than a week the resignation of North Face chief executive James Fifield, who remains a director. Fifield, who had participated in a failed effort to take the company private, was replaced by Simon while North Face seeks a permanent ceo.
Cason, who stays a director, was named North Face chairman in 1997 and was ceo from 1993 to 1997.