Black Diamond Equipment hires Tim Bantle to lead new apparel initiative

Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd. a leading global climbing and freeride ski brand, announces the hiring of Tim Bantle as Director of Apparel. Bantle comes to Black Diamond with a wealth of technical apparel expertise as the former Business Unit Director – Technical Outerwear and Equipment at Patagonia.

We are extremely excited to have Tim join our team at Black Diamond,” states Peter Metcalf, Black Diamond CEO. “His diverse work experience is built upon passion as an athlete and end-user which gives him exactly the sort of sports intimacy that is essential at BD. He is the ideal candidate to head up our apparel team.”

Bantle joins Black Diamond as the next step of his 10-year tour de force in the outdoor industry, serving as an outdoor educator with Trails Wilderness School of Jackson, Wyoming, before starting a 7-year-career at Patagonia, where his career progressed quickly and steadily from Sales Representative to Product Line Manager, and onto Business Unit Director ,where he led the team responsible for all technical outerwear.

Graduating Summa Cum Laude from St. Louis University in 2001, Bantle was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received his B.A. in Philosophy. He is a native of the mid-west.

“Black Diamond Equipment is an admired and trusted company with a long commitment to design, innovation and engineering excellence. Applying that same commitment and dedication to apparel will be an outstanding project. I’m excited to be joining BD and its stellar team of passionate professionals at such a promising time for the company” explains Tim Bantle.

About Black Diamond Equipment

Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. Black Diamond’s highly motivated and dedicated European team now consists of 42 employees from 10 European nations.

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