Rocket Dog appoints Managing DirectorFriday, 04 November 2011
Rocket Dog Brands International Ltd has announced Derek
Bowen as Managing Director, Europe to strengthen its international organisation. Bowen joins the company on November 28, and brings with him over 20 years of footwear sales, product, marketing, and strategic management experience.
In his position, he will assist with the overall global business and brand strategy and planning, and lead Rocket Dog’s sales and marketing efforts in the UK and Europe; as well as further leverage the brand's international strength in both existing countries of distribution and countries targeted for growth.
"Derek brings a unique combination of skills that will continue to enhance and strengthen the Rocket Dog team internationally," said Cathy Taylor, Rocket Dog CEO. "As we continue to leverage the brand in new countries and further penetrate the global market we are excited to have Derek's development skills in both brand and product strategies to help us take advantage of our many opportunities for growth across Europe."
Bowen joins the company from Wolverine Worldwide where he acted as the Northern Europe Sales Director, Heritage Brands Group, and was responsible for leading the sales and marketing strategies for the UK, Ireland and Benelux. Prior to that Bowen was Senior Global Product Director for Timberland where he developed international product direction and strategies for Europe, Asia, Canada and South America.