BURTON SNOWBOARDS EUROPE HIRES DIRECTOR OF RETAIL

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Burton Sportartikel GmbH today announced that it has hired Francesco Navach as its first European Director of Retail, a newly created position that will head all of Burton Europe’s retail initiatives. Francesco will be based in the Innsbruck office, Burton’s European Headquarters.

Francesco will strengthen Burton’s retail business and drive all of Burton Europe’s retail initiatives. He will report directly to Hermann Kapferer, Burton Europe’s General Manager and Cathy Quain, VP of Retail in the US.

Francesco spent nearly 10 years working for The North Face, where he oversaw the opening of around 40 Stores, first as Retail Manager EMEA and from 2005 on as Retail Director EMEA.

Hermann Kapferer, Burton Europe’s General Manager, says: “We are very excited to welcome someone of Francesco’s caliber on board. It was a long search for the right candidate and we believe Francesco’s experience will help drive Burton’s European Retail activities to the next level.”

For more information check out www.burton.com