World Footwear


Pentland Brands names new President for the Americas

May 22, 2024 United Kingdom
Pentland Brands names new President for the Americas
The owner of brands such as Speedo and Berghaus has announced that Joe Spies has become the President of the Americas region, succeeding Matt Rock, who stepped down after 19 years with the company
The former Senior Vice President of Sales for Pentland Brands North America brings more than 17 years of experience in sales, merchandising, product, and strategy to the role. “His strong market and commercial credentials make him the ideal leader to drive Pentland Brands’ vision and growth ambitions in the Americas”, reads the statement.

Spies succeeds Matt Rock, who has stepped down after 19 years with the company. He joined Pentland Brands in 2005 as sales director for Ted Baker footwear, later rising to become managing director of the brand. Later, he took on the role of Pentland Brands Global Supply Chain Director in 2015, and then President of Asia Pacific in 2018. In 2022, he integrated the Speedo North America business into Pentland Brands’ global operations.

“We’re incredibly grateful for Matt’s leadership, dedication and contributions to Pentland Brands over the years. As we bid farewell to Matt, we also look forward to the energy, vision and leadership Joe Spies will bring as we move into a new phase of innovation and growth for our brands across the Americas region”, commented Chirag Patel, Chief Executive Officer at Pentland Brands.

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