Mizuno USA, Inc. has tapped Dave Lambert to take on the role of VP of sales for its Running Division.  Lambert is a 10-year veteran of Mizuno, joining the company in 1998 as a territory manager.  In 2000, Lambert was promoted to sales manager, where he consistently achieved success in growing the Mizuno running business, setting himself apart as a developing leader within the organization.  In 2005, he took over the reigns as director of sales and was successful in recruiting, hiring, and training the majority of Mizuno’s industry leading running sales force. As VP of sales, Lambert will oversee all aspects of sales for Mizuno’s premium line of running shoes and apparel.

“A large part of what has driven Mizuno USA’s success over the years, is our people,”  said Bob Puccini, President Mizuno USA, Inc., and Chairman, Mizuno Canada, Ltd. “Dave has been a huge asset since joining Mizuno USA over 10 years ago, delivering impressive results with each successive role, and we look forward to his continued contributions and success in this newly appointed Vice President position.  He has grown into a respected leader both within our organization, and more importantly within the industry.  Dave’s promotion to Vice President of Sales is a reflection of Mizuno’s continued commitment and reinvestment in the Running Division of Mizuno USA.” 

Mizuno USA’s Running Division is viewed as the engine of growth for Mizuno Corporation, worldwide.  Under the leadership of Bob Puccini as President of Mizuno USA, Inc., and Chairman, Mizuno Canada, Ltd., the running division has experienced 10 years of double-digit growth.