GOLETA, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced that Wendy Yang has been appointed Teva Brand President, effective May 1, 2015. In this role, Ms. Yang will design and lead Teva's global brand strategy and report directly to Dave Powers, President of Deckers Brands.
Yang joins Deckers from New Balance where she served as General Manager, Women's Training, Lifestyle, Walking since 2012. From 2009 to 2012 she held the position of General Manager, Wellness at New Balance. Previous footwear experience includes senior leadership roles with Stride Rite Corporation, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger Footwear, and Reebok. Ms. Yang earned a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies from Rice University and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dave Powers, President of Deckers Brands, stated, "We are very pleased to welcome Wendy to the Deckers team. Her extensive product development and brand building experience will be instrumental in helping take the Teva brand to the next level. I look forward to working closely with Wendy as we evolve Teva's authentic outdoor positioning and further penetrate the global footwear market."
About Deckers Brands
Deckers Brands is a global leader in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories developed for both everyday casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. The Company's portfolio of brands includes UGG®, Teva®, Sanuk®, Ahnu®, and HOKA ONE ONE®. Deckers Brands products are sold in more than 50 countries and territories through select department and specialty stores, 138 Company-owned and operated retail stores, and select online stores, including Company-owned websites. Deckers Brands has a 40-year history of building niche footwear brands into lifestyle market leaders attracting millions of loyal consumers globally. For more information, please visit www.deckers.com.