Industry News 3/13/2012

EMP: Senior Retail Industry Executive David Campisi Joins RYU Board of Directors

Senior Retail Industry Executive David Campisi Joins RYU Board of Directors
Today, Respect Your Universe, Inc. (RYU) (OTCBB: RYUN),, is pleased to announce that Senior Retail Industry Executive David Campisi is joining the RYU board of directors. The former Chairman, President and CEO of The Sports Authority from 2004-2011, Campisi brings more than 30 years of visionary experience in the retail industry for soft and hard goods, as well as specialty and mass production, to the Board.
During his time as CEO at The Sports Authority, Campisi was responsible for implementing new strategic imperatives, bringing $100 million in e-Commerce business in-house, negotiating long-term multi-million dollar deals to acquire naming rights for the Bronco’s stadium in Denver, and establishing two major foundations for the Sports Authority, including the “Sports Authority Foundation” and “Pass the Good Foundation.”
“With David’s proven track record as a successful retail industry leader, we are confident in his ability to motivate and nurture the continued growth of the RYU brand,” RYU CEO Christopher Martens said.
Prior to joining the RYU Board of Directors, Campisi also served as the Executive Vice President of KOHL’S for GMM Women’s Apparel, Accessories, Intimates and Cosmetics, the Senior Vice President for Fred Meyer, Inc., and Director of Apparel, Home and Electronics, GMM Apparel and Vice President of DMM Women’s Apparel and the Vice President of Meier & Frank for DMM Women’s Apparel.
“David’s experience in the retail industry speaks for itself and we are thrilled to have him join the RYU Board of Directors,” said Kristian Andresen, Chairman of RYU. “We look forward to working closely with David and to the expertise and knowledge he will bring to RYU.”
Built for Athletes, Suited for Style, RYU’s debut men’s premium performance line embodies the art of the sport and places emphasis on respect, strength, honor and sustainability as the foundation of their apparel and products.  All of the apparel items and products have been produced from organic and/or recycled materials utilizing some of the best yarn and fabric suppliers in the world while achieving the performance attributes desired by Mixed Martial Arts fighters and the true everyday athlete.
For more information on RYU visit or call +1-888-455-6183 ext. 101.