Vista Outdoor Appoints Eric Nyman as CEO of Outdoor Products Segment

Eric Nyman,CEO of Outdoor Products Segment,Vista Outdoor
Eric Nyman,CEO of Outdoor Products Segment,Vista Outdoor

VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. stands as a global powerhouse, proudly presenting 41 distinguished brands that design, manufacture, and market exceptional sporting and outdoor lifestyle products for consumers worldwide. Recently, the company has made a significant announcement regarding its dynamic leadership team.

Vista Outdoor

Eric Nyman’s Appointment as CEO: Effective from August 21, VISTAOUTDOOR Inc.’s Board of Directors has appointed Eric Nyman as the esteemed CEO of the highly anticipated Outdoor Products segment, while also making him a valued member of the board. Nyman brings over 30 years of invaluable experience in the consumer products industry, with a remarkable track record, most notably as president and chief operating officer at Hasbro Inc.

Driving Innovation and Value Creation: During his tenure at Hasbro, Nyman played a pivotal role in driving innovation and value creation, leading groundbreaking e-commerce initiatives, optimizing operations, amplifying media and marketing efforts, and steering strategic planning. This focus on innovation and consumer direct transformation led to significant value creation and brand-building partnerships.

Michael Callahan, chairman of the Vista Outdoor Board of Directors
Michael Callahan, chairman of the Vista Outdoor Board of Directors

Nyman’s Vision for VISTAOUTDOOR Inc.: Nyman expressed his profound honor in joining VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. as the CEO of the Outdoor Products segment and board member, acknowledging the opportunity to lead an iconic portfolio in a purpose-driven company that connects people to the outdoors. He looks forward to the planned separation that aims to unlock shareholder value, creating momentum for the company’s teams, brands, and shareholders. Collaborating with internal teams, the board, and external stakeholders, Nyman aims to take VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. and its brands to new heights.

Outdoor Industry Experience: With prior experience in the outdoor industry, Nyman’s background includes significant roles in brand management and marketing for the renowned outdoor apparel and footwear brand, Timberland. Additionally, he actively contributes to the community, serving on the Virginia Wesleyan University Board of Trustees and having previously been part of the Board of the Roger Williams Park Historical Foundation.

Chairman’s Acclamation: Michael Callahan, Chairman of VISTAOUTDOOR Inc.’s Board of Directors, commends Eric Nyman’s seasoned executive abilities, exceptional leadership, and marketing expertise. He believes Nyman’s visionary thinking aligns perfectly with the company’s vision for the Outdoor Products segment. With the combination of Nyman’s unique skill set and the company’s unmatched portfolio of iconic brands, resilient operating model, and robust balance sheet, VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. is well-positioned to deliver compelling value to its shareholders.

VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. is revolutionizing the global sporting and outdoor lifestyle industry, with Eric Nyman spearheading the Outdoor Products segment. Together, they are set to achieve new milestones and cater to the diverse needs of outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. Embrace the vision of VISTAOUTDOOR Inc. as they continue to shape the future of outdoor products and experiences.


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