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Editor's note: Dartez replaces Michelle Smith, who previously held the position
DC names Donavon Dartez as New Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas
April 25, 2011 – HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – DC announced today that Donavon Dartez is joining the company as the new Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas. He will report directly to DC America's President, Anton Nistl.
"Donavon’s strong industry knowledge and successful brand management skills are a great match for the DC brand,” said DC’s President Anton Nistl. “We are excited, and look forward to him leading our sales teams during the important next phase of growth for DC.”
Donavon joins DC with over 15 years of experience in sales in the action sports apparel industry. For the past three years he served as Director of Sales for Volcom, where he was instrumental in the company’s expansion, overseeing sales for the department store channel. Prior sales positions in the apparel and accessories industry include Fossil and Stussy.
“I’m very pleased to be joining DC,” said Donavon. “I look forward to working with the team to build upon the success of one of the industry’s most well established and respected brands.”
For more information on DC please visit http://www.dcshoes.com.
Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1993, DC quickly grew to become a leader in performance skateboarding shoes and renowned action sports brand. Today DC stands as a global brand whose product line has expanded to include men’s, women’s and kids’ skateboarding and lifestyle shoes, apparel, snowboards, snowboard boots, outerwear, and accessories.
As one of the cornerstones of its marketing strategy, DC has built a world-class team of professional skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross and rally athletes that exemplify and enhance DC’s brand, develop its signature products, and support its promotional efforts. DC is a subsidiary of Quiksilver, Inc.