Under Armour hires former Black Diamond Equipment VP as new chief design officer

Under Armour has hired a former vice president of the climbing, skiing and mountain gear maker Black Diamond Equipment to serve as its new chief design officer.

Kasey Jarvis will join the company in early April, according to Under Armour.

Jarvis will replace Dave Dombrow, who recently left Under Armour for a second time since joining the company in 2010. In 2016, he departed briefly with the intention of going to Nike, but returned to the Baltimore-based apparel maker months later.

Dombrow was behind the design of a number of the company’s sneaker lines, including NBA star Steph Curry’s signature shoe.

Jarvis most recently served as vice president of product and design for Black Diamond, and he previously worked in design roles for Nike and General Motors. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

“His unique mix of design experience from the auto, footwear and performance equipment industries will help to inform and deliver on our mission to design performance solutions athletes never knew they needed and can’t imagine living without,” Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank said in a statement. “This is a leader who will inspire our incredible team to deliver beautiful, innovative design that the world’s never seen before.”

Under Armour began a round of layoffs March 8. The sportswear maker plans to cut 400 employees worldwide, including 50 from its Locust Point headquarters before June 30.



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