Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced that longtime sports apparel industry executive John Graham has been named President of the division, effective immediately. Graham previously was Speedo USA’s Senior Vice President, Sales.
“John brings a depth of experience in the sports industry to Speedo USA, and we are thrilled to have him lead the business,” said Ken Duane, CEO, Heritage Brands and North America Wholesale of PVH. “He possesses the ideal blend of sales expertise, success in building strong teams and intuitive sports business sense. We look forward to watching Speedo USA grow under his leadership.”
“Speedo is one of the most respected brands in the industry, deeply rooted in its heritage but poised for continued success in and around the water, and in the marketplace,” said Graham. “I am honored to lead Speedo USA and look forward to what’s ahead.”
Prior to joining Speedo USA, Graham spent two years as the Senior Vice President of Sales for surf and snowboarding apparel brand Quiksilver. In this role, he focused on e-commerce and wholesale sales in North America, and oversaw a 160-person sales, operations and customer service team.
He previously worked with Easton Bell Sports – later sold to Bauer Performance Sports – as its Senior Vice President of Commerce for two years, leading sales and customer service, and successfully supporting new brand positions for its baseball and hockey businesses.
Graham began his career at Nike, where he took on numerous strategic, sales-driven roles in several countries over his 18-year tenure with the company. He left Nike as its Commercial Director for Nike Action Sports – at the time, the company’s fastest-growing line – after two years as the Director of Apparel Sales for North America.
With a history going back over 130 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
Swimming news press release is courtesy of Speedo USA, a SwimSwam partner.