NIWOT, Colo., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) today announced that former Walmart executive Greg Sullivan has been appointed general manager of Crocs' Americas region, which includes all of North America, Central America and South America. In this role, Sullivan will be responsible for managing the region's day-to-day operations, including overseeing sales, marketing, finance and human resources functions, as well as the region's wholesale, internet and direct-to-consumer channels.
"Greg's deep retail and operations experience, combined with his proven track record of driving sustained, profitable growth, make him the ideal candidate to lead our Americas team," said John McCarvel, president and chief executive officer of Crocs. "As head of our largest region, Greg will play a key role in continuing to evolve and expand the Crocs brand and business in our retail, direct to consumer and wholesale Americas channels.
Prior to joining Crocs, Sullivan spent 20 years at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Most recently, Sullivan served as senior vice president of operations for Walmart's Southeast division, where he oversaw total store operations, real estate strategy and profit and loss accountability for the region's 345 stores and 110,000 associates. Sullivan was heavily involved in the development and implementation of Walmart's new urban and rural formats, designed to grow market share and profitability.
Sullivan received his MBA from the University of Denver as well as a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Washington.
"Crocs is a strong brand with loyal consumers and exciting growth potential," said Sullivan. "I look forward to helping the brand continue to expand its already extensive footprint in the Americas region, while providing consumers with comfortable, colorful, fun and innovative footwear."
About Crocs, Inc.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children with more than $1 billion in annual revenue. The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Crocs fans "Get Crocs Inside" every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.
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