Clarus Nominates Susan Ottmann to Board of Directors
SALT LAKE CITY, May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clarus Corporation (NASDAQ: CLAR) (“Clarus” and/or the “Company”), a company focused on the outdoor and consumer industries, announced the nomination of Susan Ottmann to its Board of Directors (“Board”). Shareholders will vote for five director nominees, including Susan, at the Company’s Annual Meeting on June 2nd, 2021. The other four nominees up for election are current members of the Company’s Board.
Ottmann has over 25 years of experience in multiple engineering, marketing, manufacturing and leadership roles. She currently works at the University of Wisconsin – Madison where she directs online degrees in the Engineering Professional Development Program, as well as teaches courses in technical leadership and technical project management. Prior to working in academia, Ottmann managed Thermo Fisher Scientific’s global analytical instrument business, a multi-hundred-million-dollar business where she managed a team of 770 associates with operations in the US, U.K., Germany and China, as well as sales teams worldwide. She has also previously held leadership roles at Danaher and Schneider Electric.
Ottmann received B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and a M.S. degree in Management from North Carolina State University.
“Susan has a strong track record of global business and leadership experience and we are pleased to have nominated her to join our board,” said Warren Kanders, Clarus’ Executive Chairman. “As we look to continue to grow our business and execute on our strategies, we look forward to the unique perspectives Susan will bring given her background working at large multinational public companies as well as her current work in academia. Her skillsets, which span from engineering to marketing, will be a great asset to our board.”
Ottmann commented, “I am honored to be nominated to join Clarus’ board of directors. Clarus is a leader in many of the outdoor markets they serve, and I look forward to working with the board to continue to scale this great business of ‘super-fan’ brands, while also maximizing value for shareholders.”
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.
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Released May 7, 2021