IRVINE, Calif., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ASICS America Corporation announced today that proven sports performance industry leader Andrew Richard has been named the new Vice President of Regional Sales, effective immediately, to lead the brand's sales team. Richard comes to ASICS with more than 20 years of proven sales experience with an impressive track record in progressing brands to new levels.
"Andy brings a wealth of sales expertise to ASICS and we are thrilled to welcome him to the team in this imperative role," said Gene McCarthy, ASICS America Group CEO and President. "As our industry continues to shift, we must continue to evolve. With Andy and his deep industry knowledge at the helm, we are positioning ourselves for great success within the marketplace."
Richard brings a modern approach to sales and most recently served as the Global Head of Merchandising for footwear at Puma, overseeing global product line management and over $1.1 billion in footwear sales annually. Prior to his time at Puma, he built, reorganized and led national sales and merchandising teams at Timberland and Reebok, exceeding sales and profitability objectives. He has a strong background building and implementing product and distribution strategies to exceed profitable revenue objectives.
Richard will be a key member of the executive team and will report directly to McCarthy. In his role as Vice President of Regional Sales for ASICS America, he will oversee sales for the brands largest region, which encompasses the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
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Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, meaning "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body," is an old Latin phrase from which ASICS is derived and the fundamental platform on which the brand still stands. The company was founded more than 60 years ago by Kihachiro Onitsuka and is now a leading designer and manufacturer of performance athletic footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.asics.com. Follow @ASICSamerica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for exclusive content and real-time news around ASICS products, events, and elite athletes.
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