Apr 01, 2020

VF Corporation Appoints Nina Flood as President, Eastpak®

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Stabio, Switzerland – April 1, 2020 – VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, today announced the appointment of Nina Flood as President, Eastpak®, effective April 1, 2020. She will be based in Antwerp, Belgium where the brands’ marketing and sales operations are based and will report to Martino Scabbia Guerrini, Executive Vice President and Group President, EMEA.

“I’d like to congratulate Nina on her new position,” said Martino Scabbia Guerrini. “Her 17 years of experience with VF combined with her extensive knowledge of the apparel and accessories market, make her an excellent fit to lead the Eastpak brand. We look forward to having her join the team.”  

Most recently, Nina Flood served as President of Kipling® Americas. After joining VF in 2003 as Senior Director, Marketing for the Nautica® brand (formerly part of VF Corporation), she quickly progressed in her career holding various senior positions, including leading global Marketing and Strategy for Nautica before joining the Kipling brand in 2016. Prior to joining VF, Flood spent 10 years with Guess, Inc., holding various marketing and brand leadership roles.

“I am honoured to be leading the Eastpak team and to start this new chapter of my career at VF,” said Nina Flood. “Eastpak is loved by people and designers all around the world and I look forward to advancing the brand’s global growth strategy based on its strong consumer loyalty and heritage.”

Paula Gozzo, currently Senior Director of Merchandising and Product Development at Kipling Americas, has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Kipling Americas, effective April 1, 2020. She will report to Vera Breuer, Global President of Kipling.

About VF Corporation

Founded in 1899, VF Corporation is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies connecting people to the lifestyles, activities and experiences they cherish most through a family of iconic outdoor, active and workwear brands including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland® and Dickies®. Our purpose is to power movements of sustainable and active lifestyles for the betterment of people and our planet. We connect this purpose with a relentless drive to succeed to create value for all stakeholders and use our company as a force for good. For more information, please visit vfc.com.

About Eastpak®

Eastpak has been making bags that inspire people to move, since 1952. From a manufacturer of military-issue packs and duffels for the US Army to a leading lifestyle brand for people who live, work and play in the city. Since 2000, Eastpakforms part of the VF portfolio of international brands. We ensure that the same commitment to quality that made Eastpak famous lives on in its range of stylish and functional backpacks, shoulder bags, travel gear, and accessories. Eastpak continues to evolve with its loyal fans, and it is still very much the brand that is “Built to Resist”.

Media contacts

Fabrizia Greppi
Senior Director, VF Corporate Affairs and Communications, EMEA

Jonathan Demortier
PR & Events Manager,  Eastpak

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