Vans Names Lance Eddy As Director of Sales
Vans is bringing industry veteran and longtime Vans employee Lance Eddy into the role of director of sales. Eddy, who started his career with the footwear company back in 1997, also has experience working as a national sales manager for Emerica, and for the past five years as key accounts manager at Vans. Here’s the official PR from Vans:
Cypress, CA (March 12, 2015) – Vans, the original action sports footwear and apparel brand is pleased to announce the promotion of Lance Eddy to the Director of Sales overseeing the core footwear channel.
Eddy began his career with Vans in 1997 as a Sales Rep for specialty accounts. In 2006, he went to Emerica where he worked as a National Sales Manager handling key and core accounts for the brand. Eddy returned to Vans in 2010 and for the past five years has acted as a Key Accounts Manager contributing to the growth of the lifestyle business for Vans.
"Lance has been instrumental in helping our brand reach and exceed our sales goals," said Henry Cosio, Vice President of US and Mexico Sales for Vans. "I am confident that Lance will continue to grow our business as well as lead our exceptional team within the core footwear channel."
In his new role, Eddy will drive strategic direction in product and marketing stories with core accounts, oversee distribution and continue to foster relationships across the core channel.
Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel and accessories brand. Vans authentic collections are sold globally in more than 75 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors and international offices. Vans also owns and operates more than 450 retail locations around the world. The Vans brand promotes the action sports lifestyle, youth culture and creative self-expression through the support of athletes, musicians and artists and through progressive events and platforms such as the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, Vans Pool Party, Vans Custom Culture, Vans Warped Tour®, and Vans' cultural hub and international music venue, the House of Vans. Vans, "Off the Wall" Since '66 www.vans.com