Klonelab, which purchased 12-year-old Ipath earlier this month from former parent company Timberland (which had initially purchased the brand in 2007), announced Tuesday it had appointed Nate Smith, former VP of international operations at Patagonia, as president of the brand.
“Adding a leader like Nate to an already talented Ipath team is a huge land for the future growth of the brand,” Tom McGee, CEO of Klonelab, said in a release. “From a domestic and international perspective, Nate’s experience with Patagonia will help us drive the business through specialty accounts and global partners.”
The firm also said that it would be relocate Ipath’s headquarters to Encinatas, Calif., from the former location in Torrence, Calif.
Klonelab, a licensing and branding firm based out of Boston, produces sandals for both the New Balance and New Balance-owned Warrior labels.