The Action Sports Retailer, aka ASR, trade show ( has a new group show director. VNU Expositions, the show’s producer, has selected Andy Tompkins to the fill the position.

Tompkins replaces Kevin Flanagan, who stepped down as show director last month to become the vice president of global marketing at VF Corp–owned surf brand Reef.

Tompkins, who has been with VNU for ten years and who previously served as show director for the company’s Outdoor Retailer Winter and Summer Market and Fly-Fishing Retailer World Trade Expos, will oversee all marketing and sales strategies, industry relationships and growth opportunities for ASR. He officially starts in his new role next Monday, April 24.