Salomon announced Thursday that Steve Doolan, formerly of Hoka, is the new president of the Americas for Salomon. In his new role, Doolan will lead the company’s Americas business from its regional headquarters in Ogden, Utah, driving strategy, operations and growth within the region and serving as a key member of the executive board for the brand, the company said.
“Salomon’s long heritage of product advancement and commitment to serving athletes and outdoor enthusiasts is inspiring and a huge motivating factor in my joining the team at this pivotal time,” Doolan said in statement. “I have a lifelong history of using Salomon’s game changing products, from the S/LAB Shift ski touring binding and industry-altering skis like the Teneighty on the hardgoods side to Salomon soft shell fleeces on the apparel side. Now, I’m looking forward to spending more time in Salomon footwear on the trails near my home in the Rockies.”
Doolan joins Salomon from Hoka, where he held a variety of strategic commercial, business development, and sports marketing roles over the past five years. Most recently, he served as vice president and general manager of Hoka US. A trail runner, hiker, and resort and backcountry skier, Doolan was born in the French Alps and lived there for a total of eight years during his childhood.
“The Americas Region represents a large opportunity and a company priority,” Franco Fogliato, president and CEO of Salomon, said in a statement. “Steve’s experience, knowledge and passion for the business will be an incredible asset to our team and our company. We are looking forward to him joining the Salomon Board of Directors and accelerating our growth path in the Americas.”
Salomon has been on a roll lately, and has captured the attention of the sneakerhead and fashion crowds. In addition to creating performance footwear, apparel, gear and winter sports equipment that is used around the world, its Sportstyle footwear can even be found on fashion runways in Milan, Paris, and Tokyo.
Doolan will begin his new role with Salomon on October 23.