Mountain Khakis, an outdoors-inspired lifestyle apparel brand for men and women, has named Jeremy Hale president.

He succeeds Ross Saldarini, who has left the brand, and will report to executive chairman Warren Kanders.

Hale has extensive experience in the outdoor and action sports arenas and served most recently as vice president of international development at Billabong in Irvine, Calif. He has also been at Fox Head Inc., Quiksilver and DC Shoes.

“MK is a brand that resonates with active lifestyle people, whether they live in the mountains or aspire to mountain-town living,” Hale said. “I’ve watched the growth over the past 15-plus years and have always admired how the brand and product captures the ethos of rugged authenticity and functionality. I am looking forward to joining the team and helping MK move to the next level.”

Kanders said Hale is “a dynamic character with well-rounded experience in all commercial and strategic areas important to success. We are looking forward to his leading MK to further growth and penetration in lifestyle apparel and accessories.”

A native of Australia, Hale will relocate to Mountain Khakis’ headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

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