Duane Smith, former head of apparel, Asia Pacific for the Reebok Brand in Hong Kong, has joined Targus Inc., the maker of laptop computer cases and
accessories, as its VP of design.

While at Reebok, he was responsible for the direction of all product creation and merchandising of apparel and accessories throughout Asia. Smith was said to be successful in tripling sale volumes and for driving efficiencies within multiple business units while expanding the brand through local, regional and global product ranges for multiple channels.

Before Reebok, Duane was co-founder and CEO of Boston-based Vessel Inc., a housewares design and distribution company with an award-winning line of lighting, tableware and furniture that was available in over 20 countries. Vessel's product line included the Candela brand of rechargeable lights.