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Cypress, CA (February 14, 2011) – The team at Vans is excited to announce that Justin Regan will begin his new role as Vans’ Skate Marketing Manager on February 14. In the position, Justin will manage Vans’ skate program including the team, marketing and creative direction.
Regan comes to Vans with more than 20 years experience in the action sports industry including more than 10 years leading marketing programs in support of footwear and apparel offerings. Most recently, Regan has led global brand marketing for apparel brand Altamont. Previously, Regan headed up global brand marketing for Emerica footwear and apparel.
“We’re really happy to bring on someone of Justin’s caliber to drive the direction of our skate initiatives,” said Doug Palladini, Vans’ Vice President of Marketing. “Justin’s skill set, experience and stature in the skate industry combine to make him the perfect fit to lead an already strong Vans skate program.”
“It's a total honor for me to join the team behind the world's #1 skateboard shoe,” said Regan. “And I'm looking forward to the privilege of working together within the skate program to contribute even further to Vans' continued and phenomenal success in both footwear and apparel.”
Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel company, is a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). Vans collections include authentic footwear, apparel and accessories, snowboard boots and the Pro-tec line of protective gear and are sold in the United States through more than 230 company owned stores as well as independent retailers. Internationally, Vans sells its goods in approximately 70 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and foreign offices. Vans promotes action sports lifestyle and youth culture through support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe and through progressive events such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans Downtown Showdown, the Pro-tec Pool Party and the Vans Warped Tour®.
For more information on Vans, please visit www.vans.com.