Clarus’ Black Diamond Equipment Appoints Anthony Rivera as its Business Unit Director for Apparel

Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES


SALT LAKE CITY, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Black Diamond Equipment, a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, and a brand of Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) (“Clarus” and/or the “Company”), has appointed Anthony Rivera as its business unit director for its apparel category. Rivera comes to Black Diamond with a wealth of technical apparel expertise as the former senior manager of merchandising for Arc’Teryx.

“We are very excited to have Anthony join our team at Black Diamond,” said Clarus President John Walbrecht. “His diverse work experience, passion as an athlete and avid user of our equipment provide him with insight that is so critical for BD. He is the ideal candidate to lead our apparel team at a time when the program is seeing huge momentum and the collection is expanding to meet the needs of climbers, backcountry skiers and riders, and trail runners.”

Rivera joins Black Diamond as an omni channel manager with over 12 years of knowledge buying, merchandising, team building and managing revenue. His experience is showcased in former roles as the global merchandise manager at Burton, business unit manager and director of operations & strategy at Outerknown, and most recently at Arc’Teryx as its senior manager of merchandising.

In his new position Rivera will be responsible for creating the strategic direction of Black Diamond’s apparel category including business and product launch planning, global product line management, product development, and the delivery of activity and consumer-driven product initiatives.

"Black Diamond has long been an admired and trusted company with a commitment to design," said Rivera. "It is a unique challenge and great opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills to a brand as unrelenting as Black Diamond, and especially to the brand's core users who are just as demanding."

Rivera received his B.A. in Psychology from Widener University in 2010. He is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About Black Diamond Equipment

Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment and clothing for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond Equipment has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond Equipment, visit www.blackdiamondequipment.com.

About Clarus Corporation

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Clarus Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of best-in class outdoor equipment and lifestyle products focused on the climb, ski, mountain, and sport markets. With a strong reputation for innovation, style, quality, design, safety and durability, Clarus’ portfolio of iconic brands includes Black Diamond®, Sierra®, Barnes®, PIEPS®, and SKINourishment® sold through specialty and online retailers, distributors and original equipment manufacturers throughout the U.S. and internationally. For additional information, please visit www.claruscorp.com or the brand websites at www.blackdiamondequipment.com, www.sierrabullets.com, www.barnesbullets.com, or www.pieps.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Company Contact:

John C. Walbrecht
President
Tel 1-801-993-1344
john.walbrecht@claruscorp.com
or
Aaron J. Kuehne
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tel 1-801-993-1364
aaron.kuehne@claruscorp.com

Investor Relations Contact:

Gateway Investor Relations
Cody Slach
Tel 1-949-574-3860
CLAR@gatewayir.com