Corporate - 29/10/2013
Dieter Kasprzak on prestigious powerlist
CEO of ECCO, Dieter Kasprzak, is among the 100 most remarkable people leading and defining the footwear industry today.
The Footwear News Achievement Awards honor the best of the best — from the most successful industry veterans to the fastest-rising design stars. This year ECCO’s CEO, Dieter Kasprzak is amongst the top 100.
US based Footwear News has awarded the best of the best for their Achievement Award and CEO, Dieter Kasprzak is on the list, ranking 68.
“Every single honoree is an example of the incredible talents leading and defining the footwear industry today,” said Michael Atmore, editorial director of Footwear News. “We are excited to assemble such a distinguished group.”
Sharing the top 100 list is designer Manolo Blanik (no. 11) Marc Jacobs (no. 58) and Ralph Lauren (no. 49) just to name a few.
More than 350 million pairs of ECCO shoes have walked the earth since 1963, when Karl Toosbuy founded the company in Denmark. ECCO is one of the few major shoe manufacturers in the world to own and manage every step of the shoemaking process – from leather production through manufacturing in its own factories and all the way to its stores. ECCO’s Scandinavian design philosophy, “The shoe must follow the foot”, is guiding the company. ECCO creates high-comfort, functional, stylish shoes and timeless bags, accessories, small leather goods and shoe care products. Still family owned, ECCO is headquartered in Denmark and employs more than 19,500 people of 50 nationalities worldwide. ECCO products can be found in the 1,100 ECCO stores and 14,000 other sales locations in more than 90 countries.