Seven For All Mankind has wooed another VF Corp. veteran to its executive ranks and is making moves to overhaul its European management.
Eric Artz, who spent 16 years with VF, will join the Vernon, Calif.-based premium denim manufacturer as chief financial officer. Former cfo Dennis Kelly has moved to Europe to become cfo and chief operating officer of Seven For All Mankind Europe.
Artz is the second VF alum to make the move to Seven in the last six months. In August, Mike Egeck left as president of VF’s outdoor coalition, which includes the Vans, JanSport, Eastpak, Napapijri, The North Face and Reef brands, to take over as Seven For All Mankind’s chief executive officer.
Artz’s appointment was part of a larger executive restructuring. The company also announced that the ceo of its European business, Armin Broger, has left the company. He will not be replaced. Ivo Nalin, who has previous experience with Fornarina and Nike, has been named director of sales and marketing for the company’s European business and will report to Egeck.
“We have been fortunate to be able to leverage our key executives’ strengths in capacities that are very important to the growth of the company,” Egeck said in a statement. “Each position has been well thought out and is a strategic move to support our aggressive growth initiatives in the U.S. and in Europe.”