VF Corp. announced the appointment of Nina Flood as president, Eastpak, shown right, effective April 1. She will be based in Antwerp, Belgium, where the brand’s marketing and sales operations are based and will report to Martino Scabbia Guerrini, executive vice president and group president, EMEA.

“I’d like to congratulate Nina on her new position,” said Guerrini. “Her 17 years of experience with VF combined with her extensive knowledge of the apparel and accessories market, make her an excellent fit to lead the Eastpak brand. We look forward to having her join the team.”

Most recently, Flood served as president of Kipling Americas. After joining VF in 2003 as senior director, marketing for the Nautica brand (formerly part of VF), she quickly progressed in her career holding various senior positions, including leading global Marketing and Strategy for Nautica before joining the Kipling brand in 2016. Prior to joining VF, Flood spent 10 years with Guess Inc., holding various marketing and brand leadership roles.

“I am honored to be leading the Eastpak team and to start this new chapter of my career at VF,” said Nina Flood. “Eastpak is loved by people and designers all around the world and I look forward to advancing the brand’s global growth strategy based on its strong consumer loyalty and heritage.”

Paula Gozzo, currently senior director of merchandising and product development at Kipling Americas, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Kipling Americas, effective April 1. She will report to Vera Breuer, global president of Kipling.

Photos courtesy VF Corp.