Robert Shearer will retire in March 2015 after 28 years with the company. The American group has named Scott Roe, currently vice president, controller and chief accounting officer, to succeed him at the post.
VF Corp, which has owned the brand since 2011, aims to increase sales by 1.4 billion dollars over the next five years. It will strive towards a target of one billion dollars in the Europe-Middle East-Africa region.
The American group has appointed Rick Blackshaw, who has served as president of Keds since January 2012, as president of Sperry Top-Sider. To fill the vacancy he leaves at Keds, Chris Lindner will take the opposite path.
The American group has created a new VP position to lead global innovation for performance apparel and footwear, and tapped Dan Cherian for the job, previously in charge of Nike's Sustainable Business Lab.
The American company has signed an agreement with the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to allow Bangladeshi textile companies to obtain loans at a reasonable cost to improve the health and safety of their workers.
VF Corp, which owns brands such as Timberland and The North Face, reported a fall in gross margins for the first time in nine quarters and forecast a full-year profit below the analysts' average estimate.
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