Under Armour announced Monday that it has named Clay Dean as the company’s chief innovation officer.
Dean will be responsible for driving the company’s global vision and strategy for innovation, as well as cross-functional collaborations with internal design, marketing, product and category management teams.
Dean makes the move to Under Armour after more than 20 years at General Motors (GM), most recently having lead the company’s Global Advanced Design organization. Dean leaves GM with a list of accomplishments from his tenure with the company, including a design portfolio where he lead the strategic creative vision for many GM Concept Cars, including the Hummer H2, H2 Sut and H3 programs.
“Clay brings a unique perspective to Under Armour and deep roots in design, manufacturing and innovation that will be critical in guiding how we make and deliver products now and in the future,” said Kevin Haley, Under Armour president of category management and innovation. “At Under Armour, a relentless pursuit of innovation is at the core of everything we do. Adding Clay’s proven expertise further validates our commitment to meaningfully advance our ability to bring category-defining products and technology to our consumers.”