Many new executives have started working for Royal Robbins since the American brand of travel and adventure gear was taken over last March by Fenix Outdoor International, the Swedish group, formally based in Switzerland, that owns Fjällräven, Tierra and other outdoor brands as well as Globetrotter and other outdoor specialty retail chains. One of the new managers is Erik Tjerneld, who has been the global brand manager for Tierra since 2012. Based at Fenix' Swedish office, he has been appointed general manager of Royal Robbins for Europe. He has taken over responsibility for the brand's European sales from Bradshaw Taylor, who had been the brand's U.K.-based European distributor until Dec. 31. Historically, Europe has represented a minimal part of Royal Robbins' sales, which are heavily biased toward North America, but Fenix is determined to change that. More in The Outdoor Industry Compass.