2022-06-10 | NYSE:BRIDGE | Press release
David Laffitte resign as chief operating officer
GOLETA, Calif., June 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced the promotion of Angela Ogbechie to the newly created position of Director of Supply Chain, June 24, 2022. Ogbechie has held various operational positions at Deckers since 2008, most recently as SVP, Global Operations & Supply Chain Strategy. In his new role, Ogbechie will oversee all activities related to global supply chain operations and the logistics organization. She will become a member of the management team, reporting directly to Dave PowersCEO and President of Deckers Brands.
Ogbechie’s promotion follows David Lafitte’s decision to step down as chief operating officer to accept another opportunity, effective June 24, 2022. The supply chain functions that currently fall under Laffitte will now report to the Director of Supply Chain, with other functions devolved to the appropriate leaders from the Deckers management team.
“Angela is a perfect fit for this new role, bringing the right mix of expertise and creativity from her 14 years of working in all aspects of Deckers’ global supply chain operations,” Powers said. “Our logistics network was instrumental in our record success in fiscal year 2022, and we expect it to continue to play a significant role in our overall operations going forward. I would like to thank David for his many years of service to Deckers, in particular his leadership in developing a world-class supply chain organization during his last seven years as COO. I am confident that Angela will pick up where he left off. “is shut down and will bring new innovations to our supply chain as we continue to drive business growth. I’m excited for what lies ahead and wish David the best for the next chapter in his career.” “
“I am honored to take on this new role, especially at such an important time in the evolution of our supply chain and logistics network,” Ogbechie said. “As David leaves big shoes to fill, I look forward to working alongside the talented and dedicated team at Deckers to support our continued growth.”
Laffitte said: “I am proud of the Deckers team for all that we have accomplished. I have had the privilege of leading an incredible team and creating value for stakeholders in the midst of several unprecedented global events, while continuing to have a positive impact on the communities we serve. With Deckers in its strongest position yet, I am confident that I will follow Deckers’ future success for years to come.”
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in the design, market and distribution of innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for casual everyday wear and high performance activities. The Company’s brand portfolio includes UGG®, Koolaburra®, HOKA®, Teva® and Sanuk®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including company-owned websites. . Deckers Brands has over 40 years of history building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders, attracting millions of loyal consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.deckers.com.
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