Tuesday, September 06, 2005

TNF brings their Footwear RD&D in house

TNF has announced the creation of a new Footwear Dept within their Research, Design and Development infastructure. The footwear line is currently managed by a company out of Oregon but with a 53% increase in their footwear over the last 4 years,TNF is bringing it all in house. They will be creating a new position, VP of Footwear, that will directly report to Steve Rendle, Pres of TNF. Footwear product directors will be focusing on 3 key platforms; trail running, multi-sport/hiking, and insulated footwear. "These investments are being made from a position of strength, to maximize the significant growth opportunity The North Face has in this category going forward,” said Rendle. "

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