VF Corporation, North Carolina-based global lifestyle apparel major, has elected Karl Heinz Salzburger as a corporate vice president effective from January 4, 2009. Further, Salzburger has also been promoted to president of VF International and named a member of VF’s operating committee, said a company press release.
As part of his new office, Salzburger will continue to be responsible for driving the growth of VF’s brands throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region and will report to Eric Wiseman, chairman and CEO of the company.
“Karl Heinz has demonstrated exceptional leadership since joining VF in 2000 and has played a key role in driving strong top and bottom line growth in many important geographic markets,” said Wiseman. “We look forward to continued growth in our international businesses in the coming years, and expect international revenues to be a third of our total revenues by 2012.”
Currently, VF Corporation offers a diverse portfolio of jeanswear, outdoor, imagewear, sportswear and contemporary apparel brands including Wrangler, Lee, Riders, Vans, Reef, Eagle Creek, JanSport, Nautica and Red Kap.