Industry News 8/18/2005

Von Dutch Footwear Names New Director of Sales, MARK BRASIER

Von Dutch Footwear Names New Director of Sales, MARK BRASIER

(Englewood, CO) August 15, 2005 - Marque Group USA, distributor of Von Dutch Footwear, today announced the appointment of Mark Brasier as Director of Sales for Von Dutch Footwear.  In his new role, Brasier will be responsible for all facets of national sales for the growing brand including building and managing all independent sales teams.  Additionally, Brasier will work directly with the Von Dutch Footwear design and marketing departments and will have a direct hand in brand management.

“Mark is a proven leader in sales and management with formidable experience in both small and large growth companies,” said Scott Cain, vice president of licensing for Marque Group U.S.A. “As a veteran of the lifestyle and action sports industries, Mark will undoubtedly help elevate this powerful brand and expand our retail presence in appropriate channels across the country.”

Brasier brings over 15 years of action sports experience to Von Dutch, hailing most recently from Sims, Lamar and LTD Snowboards where he served as senior vice president. Previous to Sims, Lamar and LTD Snowboards, he was Vice President of Liquid/5150 Snowboards. From 1988-1995, Brasier was a Canadian sales representative for such notable lifestyle and action sports brands as Gotcha, Fresh Jive, Airwalk, Duff’s Footwear, Mossimo, Swag and Ride Snowboards.

“The Von Dutch Footwear brand has incredible equity and a solid, strategic foundation under the Marque Group,” said Brasier.  “I look forward to working with this world class team to further the evolution of the brand.”

About Marque Group USA
Marque Group USA is based in Englewood, Colorado, and is a joint venture between Collective Licensing International, LLC and F.E.E.T. s.a.s.  For more information, contact (303) 761-1345.

About Collective Licensing International, LLC
Collective Licensing International, LLC was formed in January 2004 and is the owner and licensor of the Airwalk® brand, the original action sports brand since 1986, and provides design and brand management to the footwear and apparel industry. Collective Licensing is based in Englewood, Colorado.
 
About F.E.E.T. s.a.s.
Founded in 2003, by Jacques Royer, President of Groupe Royer ( a US$140M company specializing in footwear distribution) is a leader in brand management, sourcing, and manufacturing in the fashion and sporting goods fields distributing Steve Madden in Europe, Von Dutch Footwear and Creepers worldwide. F.E.E.T. s.a.s. is based in Paris, France.