GOLETA, Calif.- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the appointment of Victor Luis to its Board of Directors. Coinciding with this appointment, Deckers also announced that James Quinn has resigned from the Board.
From January 2014 to September 2019, Mr. Luis served as the chief executive officer and on the board of directors of Tapestry, Inc. (formerly known as Coach, Inc.) where he led that company's transformation into Tapestry Inc., a New York based house of modern luxury brands including Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. Mr. Luis joined Coach, Inc. in 2006 as president and chief executive officer, Coach Japan and rapidly assumed additional leadership responsibilities across Asia and Europe, becoming chief commercial officer in 2013 and then chief executive officer of Coach, Inc. in 2014. Prior to joining Coach, Inc., from 2002 to 2006, Mr. Luis was the president and chief executive officer of Baccarat, Inc., where he ran the North American operation of the French luxury brand. Mr. Luis joined the Moet-Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group ('LVMH') in 1995, ultimately advancing to president and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Givenchy, Japan Incorporated before leaving LVMH in 2002. Mr. Luis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Arts degree in International Economics from University College, Durham University.
'I am excited to join the Deckers Board of Directors. I have long admired its portfolio of iconic brands that blend fashion and performance innovation to drive consumer connections,' said Mr. Luis. 'I look forward to supporting the management team in the execution of global strategies that build upon the success they have driven over the past few years.'
This appointment coincides with the resignation of James Quinn. Mr. Quinn has served as a member of the Deckers Board since 2011. 'On behalf of our management team and the Board, I would like to thank Jim for his service to Deckers Brands over the past eight plus years,' said Mr. Devine. 'We are grateful for his contributions to our organization and wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.'
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG, Koolaburra, HOKA ONE ONE, Teva and Sanuk. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has an over 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.
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