Chris Blakeslee moves to Gap owned brand Athleta, he will take over as President and CEO. Athleta sells on-line and in retail locations and is not in the imprinted sportswear industry per se. Chris being one of the more interesting folks in our industry will be surely missed. He formerly was running Bella+Canvas and Alo during a big growth period. Alo is also a yogawear type of brand and so this is not entirely unchartered territory for him.
Norm Hullinger was named the new President of Bella+Canvas. He is certainly no stranger in our industry, having been 18 years running Alphabroder and he has been the COO of Bella+Canvas for over two years.