Stance, the sock brand, named David Tichiaz as president. He had been at Vans for nearly 17 years, with his last role as VP and general manager of the Americas.

Other roles at Vans Tichiaz had included VP of merchandising and wholesale, North America; VP of product merchandising, North America; and VP of sales.

“Bringing David Tichiaz into the Stance family was a natural step, with his long tenure in the footwear industry,” said John Wilson, CEO and co-founder of Stance, in a statement. “It’s the perfect time to welcome David to our team, and we are confident his talent and leadership will help us continue to reach new heights.”

Photo courtesy David Tichiaz