VF Corporation has announced that Karl Heinz Salzburger, Vice President & Group President, VF International will retire at the end of 2017. The company is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. Through the first quarter of 2017, Salzburger will remain in his current position when he will become a special advisor to the CEO. He would focus on a successful transition of responsibilities in the company’s international organization.
During his 19-year stint with VF Corp, Salzburger’s he displayed extraordinary leadership skills and measurable success in building and growing VF’s international business which today represents about 36 per cent of the company’s total global sales. All throughout, he has been a driving force behind VF’s business expansion around Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. During his nine year tenure, the company’s business more than doubled in size.
After Salzburger’s resignation, Aidan O’Meara will assume the role of Vice President & Group President, VF International and will serve on the company’s operating and executive committees. O’Meara was named President of the Asia-Pacific region in 2007 with responsibility to build a new organization in the region and develop a shared infrastructure to support expansion of VF’s brands. Under his leadership, VF today has an established presence in China and seven other countries in the region.