VF Corporation Appoints Rick Wood to President - Outdoor and Action Sports - Europe, Middle East and Africa
MONTREAL, QC- SEPTEMBER 22, 2011 – VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) is pleased to announce that Rick Wood has been promoted to President – Outdoor & Action Sports EMEA, with responsibility for the JanSport®, The North Face®, Reef® and Vans® brands in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Wood holds a strong track record of success within VF’s Outdoor & Action Sports businesses. He joined VF in 1996 as Product Manager for The North Face® Canadian market. He has since held various key leadership positions, including serving as Brand Manager, National Account and Sales and Marketing Director for The North Face. In 2004, he was promoted to General Manager for the Outdoor Coalition in Canada, and in 2010 he was named Vice President and General Manager for the Outdoor & Action Sports Coalition.
Wood will report directly to Karl Heinz Salzburger, Vice President, VF Corporation, and Group President – International and will relocate with his family to Lugano in the near future.
About VF Corporation
VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel with more than 30 brands, including Wrangler®, The North Face®, Lee®, Vans®, Nautica®, 7 For All Mankind®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, lucy®, John Varvatos®, Kipling®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders® and Splendid®.