A veteran creative executive is coming back to Under Armour in a new role, following a short hiatus.
Dave Dombrow, former Under Armour senior VP, creative footwear and accessories, will return to the brand as chief design officer, beginning Aug. 1, 2016. In his newly created role as chief design officer, Dombrow will guide the design of Under Armour's entire collection of footwear, apparel and accessories.
"In his time at Under Armour, Dave played an instrumental role in creating innovative and cutting-edge footwear with international acclaim," said Under Armour founding partner Kip Fulks. "As Under Armour continues to evolve the key pillars of innovation and design while expanding global growth in all categories, Dave's unique abilities to challenge the status quo and to anticipate the needs of the future athlete are exactly what we need to further our success."
Dombrow, who started at Under Armour in 2010 and had left the company in a non-compete period in February 2016, also has previous executive and design experience at Puma and Nike. Since initially joining Under Armour, Dombrow has been integral in the growth of the company’s footwear category.
"I continue to be humbled and amazed by what we have built together, fueled by the core commitment to innovation and design, as well as the entrepreneurial drive to make all athletes better," said Dombrow. "I can't wait to help create our next chapter."
Dombrow will assume his new role at Under Armour's headquarters in Baltimore.