Rand Whitney has been appointed as director of sales at the U.S. subsidiary for Original Buff, the Spanish provider of performance headwear for runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. The company said in a press release that Whitney has been in leadership functions in the general sporting goods and specialty outdoor and winter sports industries for more than two decades. He most recently spent three years as North American sales director at Mammut Sports Group in Vermont, managing sales and operations. Whitney was previously vice president at the NBS retail buying group and at High Sierra Sport, where he supervised brand and sales strategies. Buff has been established in the U.S. market since 2003 and boasts growing popularity among ultrarunners, cyclists, skiers and snowboarders. With sales in more than 70 countries, Buff reached a turnover of €29 million for the financial year ended April 15.