Deckers appointed Colin Clark as Senior Vice President – International, effective September 1, 2005. In this role, Mr. Clark will be responsible for all aspects of Deckers international business, including sales, product, and marketing, as well as managing Deckers international distributors. Mr. Clark will report directly to the CEO of the Company.
Angel Martinez, President and Chief Executive Officer of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, stated, “We are very excited to announce this key appointment. Colin brings with him a wealth of international expertise that we believe will be an ideal fit with our organization and the global direction of our brands. We look forward to leveraging his experience and leadership capabilities in order to increase Deckers penetration overseas. Personally, I have known Colin for more than ten years from our work together at Rockport and I am confident he will be a great addition to our team.”
Colin Clark, 42, most recently spent thirteen years at The Rockport Company, a subsidiary of Reebok International Ltd. (NYSE: RBK – News), most recently serving as Vice President & General Manager – International. During his time in that role, sales and profits grew substantially and outpaced other divisions to become a highly successful and profitable division of The Rockport Company. From 1991 to 2001, Mr. Clark held various senior positions, including Vice President – Global Marketing, Vice President – International, Director & General Manager – United Kingdom, and Sales Manager – United Kingdom. During this time, his responsibilities included spearheading a major global modernization of the Rockport brand, for which the company was recognized as Footwear Marketer of the Year in 2001 by USA Footwear News. In addition, during his five years as Director & General Manager – United Kingdom, Rockport U.K. received the Presidents Award for International Distributor of the Year during four out of the five years.
Mr. Clark is a native of Scotland and has traveled extensively around the world. In regards to his new position, Colin stated, “I am thrilled at the prospect of taking on the role to help build each of the Deckers brands internationally. Teva, UGG and Simple are wonderful, authentic brands with individual personalities and exciting, quality products. I relish the opportunity to play my part in our worldwide growth and to work with a great group of people to make our three brands the best they can be internationally.”