LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven For All Mankind LLC, the leader in luxury denim, is pleased to announce the appointment of Topher Gaylord as President of the company effective October 1, 2008. Currently Topher is President of VF Corporation's International Outdoor and Action Sports business, based in Lugano, Switzerland. Seven For All Mankind is a wholly- owned subsidiary of VF Corporation.
Topher, 39, joined VF in 1993 and has held a variety of positions in sales, marketing and business development for The North Face in the U.S. He relocated to Europe in 2000 as Managing Director for The North Face EMEA, and over the next five years helped to expand The North Face(R) brand into the largest outdoor performance brand in Europe. In 2006 he was promoted to his current position of President - Outdoor and Action Sports, International.
In his new role Topher will report to Mike Egeck, President of VF Corporation's Contemporary Brands Coalition, and hold responsibility for the Seven For All Mankind business in the Americas. The Seven For All Mankind executive team will report directly to Topher.
"Topher has established strong business development, strategy and leadership skills throughout his career. I have great confidence in his ability to lead the execution of Seven For All Mankind's growth initiatives as the world's premiere brand of luxury denim-lifestyle products. He will be a tremendous asset to our organization," said Mike Egeck.
Topher and his wife, Kim, will be relocating to the Los Angeles area in the near future.
About Seven For All Mankind, LLC
Seven For All Mankind LLC launched the premium denim craze in the United States in 2000. The Los Angeles based brand quickly earned critical acclaim and an immediate following for its innovative use of fits, fabrics, and finishes. The company continues to grow and evolve as a true denim lifestyle brand, expanding its product line to include men's, kids, and handbag collections. 7 For All Mankind(R) products are currently sold at its owned retail stores, 7ForAllMankind.com, luxury department stores such as Barneys New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, as well as high end specialty boutiques in over 80 countries throughout the world. On August 31st 2007, Seven For All Mankind was acquired by VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC). As a result of this acquisition, Seven For All Mankind is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of VF Corporation. For more information about VF, please visit their website: http://www.vfc.com. For more information about Seven For All Mankind, please visit: http://www.7forallmankind.com.
SOURCE Seven For All Mankind LLC