Geox Names New COO

Geox has appointed Gary Champion to the position of COO of its North American team, the company announced Wednesday.

Champion previously worked for Clark’s North America for 25 years. The position will focus on deeper market penetration and growth in the U.S. and Canada. The Italian footwear company first started selling in North America five years ago.

“North America is a key market for a global brand such as Geox, and I am very pleased to welcome Gary to the team,” Mario Moretti Polegato, founder and chairman of Geox, said in a statement. “While we successfully sell Geox in 68 countries including North America, there is still room for growth. With Gary’s many years of experience in the shoe industry, we are confident about Geox’s future success in North America.”