Global Brand Marketing Inc., the majority owner of Pony, owner of Dry-shoD and FunFlopps brands, retail store chain Global Feet, and authorized global footwear licensee of Diesel, XOXO, Nautica, Doggie Biscuitz by Snoop Dogg and Mecca, is pleased to announce the promotion of Ricardo Flores to Vice President of International Sales for the Americas, Middle-East, and Africa. In his new position, Mr. Flores joins the International Sales executive management team of Charles Dallain and Tomo Nakamura, who hold International Vice President positions for the Europe and Asia-Pacific, respectively. All three Vice Presidents report to John Bidegain, Senior Vice President of International Sales.

As Vice President of International Sales, Mr. Flores is responsible for all aspects of International sales operations for each of GBMI’s brands in the Americas, Middle-East, and Africa. Mr. Flores’ background in the international field includes his work as National Sales and Marketing manager for Ecuador’s Marathon Sports Cia Ltda., a major footwear, apparel and sporting goods importer, distributor, and retailer as well as his position as regional supervisor at Jeans Iman, an apparel production and retail company.

“GBMI brands are currently distributed in over 130 countries worldwide and the success of our international business reflects the dedication and drive of the GBMI international team,” said Killick Datta, Chief Executive Officer of Global Brand Marketing, Inc. “Strengthening our international team with players such as Ricardo Flores is essential to GBMI’s future growth and impact in the global market.”