Mizuno USA, Inc. has hired Jessica Klodnicki to serve as the company’s new vice president of brand marketing and management. Klodnicki will begin her duties on Oct. 25.
“We, at Mizuno, have built a strong brand platform including the establishment of loyal consumer franchises across the breadth of our divisions,” said Bob Puccini, president Mizuno USA, Inc., and chairman, Mizuno Canada, Ltd. “Yet, we have significant upside potential and are well positioned to substantially expand these franchises by exciting and encouraging new users to join our brand,” Puccini continued.
Klodnicki joins Mizuno USA, Inc. having spent the last six years with Newell Rubbermaid, where she most recently served as global VP of marketing for Newell’s Fine Writing and Luxury Accessories Global Business Unit. In this role, Klodnicki was responsible for leading the global brand and product strategy, retail merchandising, integrated marketing communications, online and consumer insights functions for their portfolio of global premium writing and accessories brands. During her tenure with Newell Rubbermaid, Klodnicki also held the positions of VP of marketing and sales for their Technology Global Business Unit and VP of marketing for their Beauty & Style Global Business Unit.
Klodnicki received a Bachelor Degree in Advertising & Public Relations from the University of West Florida and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Klodnicki currently resides in Paris, but is in the process of relocating to Atlanta to join Mizuno USA, Inc. She is an enthusiastic amateur athlete who enjoys running events, triathlons and golf.