Corporate news / 01.12.2010
ECCO Appoints New Chief Operating Officer and Expands Managing Board
ECCO’s Executive Vice President of Sales Michael Hauge Sørensen (37) has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and will take over the daily management of ECCO as of 1 Januar 2011.
Dieter Kasprzak will continue as Chief Executive Officer for ECCO and will focus on ECCO’s activities within the areas of design and product collections. In 2011, he will also join ECCO’s Supervisory Board and will assume special responsibility for ECCO’s activities within production.
In addition to the change of COO, ECCO is expanding its Managing Board with two experienced ECCO managers, Panos Mytaros (41), President of the ECCO Leather Group based in Dongen, the Netherlands, and Michel Krol (48), Regional Director of ECCO EMEA, a region that has its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and accounts for approximately 70% of ECCO’s sales globally.
This represents the first time that the Managing Board will include members who work outside of Denmark on a daily basis. ECCO is convinced that this will bring the company closer to the markets in which they operate and create a more effective management structure.
The other members of the Managing Board are Andreas Wortmann, Branding, Jens Christian Meier, Production, and Annemette Nøhr, Finance.
It is a part of ECCO’s strategy to develop its own managers into assuming leading positions in the company, and it is very gratifying for the company that ECCO’s Managing Board has now been strengthened with internal candidates.
Contact to Michael H. Sørensen is best arranged by calling the Head of Corporate Communication, Michael Ohrt Fernel at the following telephone number: (+45) 74 91 15 50.
Enquiries may also be addressed to the Vice Chairman of ECCO’s Supervisory Board, Karsten Borch, also arranged by contacting Michael Ohrt Fernel.
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Corporate news / 10.11.2010
Students from the Kolding School of Design visited ECCO’s Design Centre in Tønder.
ECCO’s close collaboration with Kolding School of Design continues, as 60 students recently paid a visit to ECCO’s Design Centre in Tønder. The students were given a series of presentations to gain an understanding of ECCO as a company and learn how ECCO works with design on a daily basis. The design students must now develop their own personal ECCO Collection inspired from a future week in their own lives.
“The collaboration with Kolding School of Design is beneficial for both the students and ECCO. The students are able to interview real shoe designers and learn how a shoe comes to life. This is also a perfect opportunity for us to inspire some of the students to choose shoe design as a future career,” says Head of Design, Jakob Møller Hansen.
The ECCO Design department supports the students with their assignments by providing practical help and sponsoring lasts, leather and special shoe parts.
The Kolding School of Design students will be working with their personal collections until 13 December. The finished collections must consist of a minimum of six different styles and will be displayed later this year in Tønder and Bredebro.