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Fox Head Inc. appointed Paul Harrington its new chief executive and director.

He is an operating partner for Altamont Capital Partners in Palo Alto, a private equity firm that acquired a majority stake in the Irvine-based motocross equipment, apparel and accessory brand in December.

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Altamont at that time of the purchase replaced then-Chief Executive Nick Adcock with Scott Olivet, another partner at Altamont who took over as interim chief executive while the search was under way for a new one.

The company cited Harrington's experience "brand development, innovation, and product development" across brands, Keoni Schwartz, Altamont managing director, said in a statement.

Harrington served as president and chief executive of Easton-Bell Sports Inc. in Van Nuys and adidas Group’s Reebok Brand. Earlier in his career, he was senior vice president of worldwide supply chain for Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco.