Joe Guglielmetti, recently appointed General Manager of AKU-USA, has announced new company headquarters, warehousing and marketing teams here in the U.S. AKU, which is sold in 27 countries worldwide and a top brand in Italy, is launching its own product here in the States.

“AKU has demonstrated through their success internationally that the company is committed to offering the best outdoor footwear and services in the market,” commented Guglielmetti, “Clearly specialty retailers are seeking a fresh brand to help them differentiate their stores from the mainstream. The new AKU product offers them a solid option with proven comfort technologies, performance fit, compelling design and the made in Italy heritage of craftsmanship.”

AKU-USA will be based in Cape Elizabeth, ME, where Guglielmetti will be responsible for overseeing sales, marketing, and distribution of the AKU brand and private label business.