K-Swiss appointed Dave Malinowski as director of tennis. Malinowski will manage the specialty tennis business. He will assume day-to-day management of the brands’ specialty tennis business with a goal to maintain the recent positive sales momentum, while finding new areas of growth.
K-Swiss has risen to the #2 position in specialty tennis footwear sales in the US market and has the #1 selling tennis shoe in the Hypercourt Express. Prior to joining K-Swiss, Malinowski spent the last ten years at Adidas most recently as the Senior Director of Specialty Sports where he managed Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling, Swimming and Podium Sports for North America.
“When I learned of the opportunity to work for K-Swiss and be 100% focused on driving the tennis division I couldn’t sleep. The memories of playing in the SI18 while in college, the quality of the product that is currently in the market and the opportunity to do so much was bouncing around my head” says Malinoski “This is the perfect position for me to take all of my past experiences as well as industry relationships to develop the strategy that will grow K-Swiss tennis and solidify the brands leadership in tennis.”
Malinowski also spent two years at Prince as Global Product Manager and 12 years at Wilson as a Territory Sales Manager and Tech Rep in the mid-Atlantic and North East. Malinowski will report to Barney Waters, K-Swiss Brand President.