Vista Outdoor makes leadership switches on cycling portfolio

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Vista Outdoor has announced that Jessica Klodnicki, formerly Vice President for Bell Helmets, Blackburn and C-Preme, has now taken the Vice President for Outdoor Recreation role, which includes responsibility for the CamelBak and Jimmy Styks brands.

Current CamelBak President, Layne Rigney, previously announced his resignation to the company.

“Jessica has done a tremendous job positioning Bell Helmets as a leading brand, and she was the natural choice to lead CamelBak and Jimmy Styks,” said Kelly Grindle, President of Outdoor Products.

“I think Jessica is just the right fit to lead CamelBak into the future,” said Rigney. “She inherits a strong, passionate team ready to take the business to the next level under the ownership of Vista Outdoor.”

Greg Shapleigh, formerly the Vice President of Giro, Bollé and Cébé, is now the Vice President of Sport Protection, which includes responsibility for Giro, Bollé, Cébé, Bell Helmets, Bell Powersports, Blackburn, Krash, Raskullz, and Serengeti.

“Greg brings a legacy of strong leadership to the brands under his responsibility,” said Grindle. “I am confident this structure will provide additional brand focus, resources and strategic support for today and into the future as we expand and acquire new businesses.”