Hilary Hartley has been named president of Thule Group’s Americas business area, which recently recovered after performing less well than Europe and the rest of the world for a while. He will join the Swedish company’s global corporate leadership team, reporting to its CEO and president, Magnus Welander. At the end of April, he will take the place of Fred Clark, who announced last autumn his decision to retire. Hartley brings more than 25 years of global management experience in the lifestyle, outdoor and sports industries. Most recently, he was president for North America at Victorinox Swiss Army. Prior to that, he held senior positions at Oakley North America, where he led significant growth across all distribution channels, and commercial leadership positions at Rossignol for North America and other markets. In his new role at Thule, he will lead the sales, marketing, finance, business development and go-to-market approach for the North and Latin American markets in order to play a key role in improving sales and go-to-market strategies.