Kenny Ballard, former senior vice president of operations at Osprey Packs who before that served as president of Kelty, has been named as CEO of eco-friendly apparel company The Mountain. The move is effective immediately.
Ballard and his family reportedly are in the process of relocating from Colorado to the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire where The Mountain is located.
On Ballard’s announcement, The Mountain executive chairman Bridgit Lombard stated, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Kenny and have him lead this company forward. His energy, enthusiasm and expertise will be a huge asset for The Mountain as we dive into new categories and build a solid foundation for future growth.”
As president of Kelty, Ballard created and implemented strategic direction, refining the brand, achieving record growth and solidifying the brand’s value within the outdoor industry. In his most recent role at Osprey Packs, he led strategic day to day operations and management for the business, and was a key member of the leadership team through the most profitable years in its history.