K-Swiss Global Brands, a division of E-Land Group and owner of K-Swiss, Palladium, PLDM, OTZ Shoes, Supra Footwear and KR3W Denim Co., has restructured top management. Truman Kim, chairman of KSGB, assumes the additional role of chief executive officer. He takes over from Larry Remington, president and ceo of KSGB for the past two years, who has retired.
In addition, Barney Waters has been named brand president of K-Swiss, effective today. Previously, he served as chief marketing officer of KSGB, building brand and marketing strategies for all the company’s brands. In his new role, he will focus specifically on all aspects of the K-Swiss brand.
“We are grateful for Larry’s service and his contributions to creating this dynamic multibrand company,” said Kim. “Under this new model, we feel that we will have more focused attention on each brand while continuing to leverage our shared services on the backend such as IT, finance, accounting and operations. We look forward to optimizing our efficiencies, achieving scale and profitability to better serve our customers.”
E-Land Group is a $10 billion group of companies with over 200 brands, 10,000 retail stores and business across apparel, footwear, retail, hotels, leisure and entertainment.