Vincent Wauters has been named CEO of Hunter, and will start his new role on March 1. He succeeds James Seuss who stepped down in November.
He previously served as the president of Arc’teryx, an outdoor and lifestyle label based in Vancouver. He was formerly senior vice president at Amer Sports Corporation and had worked at Newell Rubbermaid and Amazon in France.
“The combination of heritage, performance and fashion is what makes Hunter so unique,” said Wauters. “What has been accomplished in the last few years is remarkable, and I look forward to building on this, realizing Hunter’s global potential and setting the path towards an ambitious and inspiring brand future.”
Last year, Hunter opened its first flagship on Regent Street and teamed with Itochu in Japan to develop the label in the country, with plans to open a second flagship in Tokyo this year.
The Hunter Original brand was launched 2014 which includes footwear, outerwear, knitwear and accessories. Hunter Field, a specialist category, was launched last year.
Seuss left Hunter last year to become CEO of The Rug Company, which specializes in luxury handmade rugs, and collaborates with brands including Alexander McQueen, Diane von Furstenberg, Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood. — By Lorelei Marfil