J. America announced that Faust Capobianco IV has joined their board of directors. Mr. Capobianco is a 22-year veteran of the team sports licensing industry.
Capobianco was previously the president of Majestic Athletic, a preeminent designer, manufacturer and marketer of licensed team sports apparel for the major sports leagues and leading colleges in North America. Majestic Athletic is also the official outfitter of Major League Baseball.
Over the course of his career, Capobianco has achieved notoriety within the U.S. sports licensing and marketing industries including being named to Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list of influential young executives (2005, 2006), as well as Sporting Goods Business’ “Forty Under 40” list (2009).
When asked about joining the J. America Inc. Board of Directors Mr. Capobianco stated: “I appreciate the confidence which the management of J. America and Blue Point Capital Partners have shown in me through this appointment. J. America continues to provide the markets in which it operates with a powerful combination of a responsive service-oriented culture and deep market insights, supported by formidable operational and financial resources. I look forward to supporting the company’s experienced and entrepreneurial management team, as they continue to drive growth for their licensors and retail partners.”
Tom Pitera, J. America’s chairman of the board said, “J. America is very pleased to have Faust join our Board. Faust has years of experience in the licensed apparel industry and his market and product knowledge will be a great asset as we continue to grow the J America business.”
Since it’s founding nearly 25 years ago, J. America has grown to become one of the largest licensed apparel companies in the United States. One of the leading sportswear companies to the collegiate, resort, military and corporate markets, J. America is also the global apparel licensee for John Deere and the exclusive apparel partner of The Ohio State University.