VF Corporation, announced that Stefano Saccone has been appointed to the position of Vice President, General Manager of Vans®, EMEA.
Saccone will lead the brand and its business across the EMEA region beginning April 1, 2019.
“As a diverse region comprising 40 unique countries, EMEA remains a key growth area for Vans,” said Martino Scabbia Guerrini, Group President, EMEA, VF Corporation. “Stefano’s deep knowledge of the region and market expertise put him in a strong position to drive the future prosperity of the brand and deliver on the expectations we have for Vans and VF throughout EMEA.” Saccone joins the Vans brand from VF’s Eastpak® brand, where he most recently served as Vice President, General Manager, based in Antwerp, Belgium. He replaces Jan Van Leeuwen, who previously served as Vice President, General Manager of Vans EMEA, before his November 2018 appointment to the position of Vice President, General Manager, The North Face®, EMEA.
Saccone (46) has more than 20 years of international experience in sales, marketing, merchandising and brand leadership across the apparel, footwear, and accessories categories. Before joining VF in 2012 as VP Sales & Marketing for the Napapijri® brand in EMEA, Saccone held management positions with Nike, Ralph Lauren, P&G and Ermenegildo Zegna. Born in the United States, Saccone has lived and worked in the U.S., the U.K., France, Switzerland, Italy, and most recently, Belgium. In his new role, he will be based at VF International’s headquarters in Stabio, Switzerland.
VF Corporation VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels. VF is committed to delivering innovative products to consumers and creating long-term value for its customers and shareholders.