Alex Antoniacomi, who has worked for Nike, Benetton and Sport Alliance in Italy, has become the Italian sales manager for Carrera and Smith, replacing Maurizio Margelli and reporting to Alfonso De Antoni, head of Safilo's sport department. In the USA, meanwhile, Level USA, an independent company that markets waterproof sports gloves under the Level brand name, has taken over U.S. distribution of Carrera, the Italian brand of sunglasses, ski gogglesand ski helmets. Safilo Group, owner of Carrera and Smith Optics, removed Carrera from under Smith's umbrella after disappointing sales in the USA. Level USA will follow the model of CANAM Sport, formerly Smith's Canadian subsidiary, which saw good results from its positioning of Carrera there. The relationship with CANAM ended because Smith wanted a direct sales model in Canada.