Amer Sports announces that after 45 years in the snowsports industry and an exceptional and distinguished term of more than 25 years with Amer Sports, Mike Adams will leave his position as Salomon VP winter sports equipment and Atomic general manager on December 31, 2021.
Adams’ career with Amer Sports started in July 1996 with the Salomon brand in Georgetown, Massachusetts. During his tenure with the company, he held many key leadership roles with both the Salomon and Atomic brands. For the past 10 years Mike has led the winter sports equipment portfolio to record sales and market shares in North America. After December, Mike will continue to support the company through June 30, 2022 as a senior advisor. His role during this time will include supporting both the Atomic and Salomon brands on day-to-day transitional topics as well as some key strategic projects. Atomic and Salomon will announce their respective succession plans in the coming weeks.
“The consummate professional, Mike leaves an undeniable legacy and reputation for Amer Sports, our brands, and himself within the winter sports and outdoor industry. Although he will be truly missed, we are excited for Mike and for the next chapter of his life. As he plans for his transition, we are grateful for his leadership in establishing incredible momentum and market strength for both Salomon and Atomic,” says Salomon North America President and General Manager Jordan Judd.
“This past year I have reached some important milestones in my personal and professional life. Among the most meaningful has been the celebration of 25 years working for Amer Sports and the Amer brands, Salomon and Atomic. In that time, I have had incredible opportunities and experiences both in North America and abroad. I have worked with iconic brands and most importantly worked with amazing people. In the last two years we have put Salomon and Atomic on solid footing to continue as the world-wide leaders in winter sports equipment. Now I will be taking the next steps in my journey. I am looking forward to finishing off a strong 2021 performance as well as entering this next phase,” says Adams.
“On behalf of Amer Sports and its Winter Sports Division, I would like to warmly thank Mike for his strong dedication and leadership for our brands in the North American markets. Under his leadership, Amer Sports became the market leader in North America. Mike hands over a ‘powerhouse,’ which will provide a strong foundation for the future of our brands. Personally, I would like to thank Mike from the bottom of my heart for his friendship. He was always one of my most important consultants to make good and wise business decisions,” says Amer Sports President for Winter Sports Michael Schineis.