ST. PAUL, Minn. — Outdoor retailer Gander Mountain Co.’s board of directors has named Michael Owens to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer and Steven Uline to serve as senior vice president of marketing, it reported in a recent statement.
Owens is a 27-year veteran of Anheuser-Busch, according to the company. He most recently served as Anheuser-Busch’s vice president of business operations.
Uline is also a veteran of Anheuser-Busch, where he worked for 24 years. He most recently served as the company’s vice president of geographic marketing, field media and special event marketing. He was responsible for local marketing in the company’s largest beer markets and was involved in national marketing efforts, Gander Mountain stated.
“Mike Owens and Steve Uline are proven leaders with a track record of driving business growth and brand awareness,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s interim chief executive officer and chairman of the board. “They both understand our ‘We Live Outdoors’ culture and we are excited to have them join Gander Mountain. Mike and Steve will be instrumental to our continued progress.”
The two men will begin their responsibilities immediately.
Gander Mountain also reported that Eric Jacobsen has been promoted to executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, and Casey Ramm has been promoted to senior vice president of merchandising.
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