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KEEN Footwear, the leader in Hybrid Performance Footwear, announced today that Pepe Lozano has joined the KEEN team as International Sales Director effective immediately. He will be relocating to the Portland area from Lima, Peru.
Mr. Lozano comes to KEEN with over 22 years of International footwear and industry management experience, most recently as the Country General Manager for Puma in Peru.
Prior to that, he was National Sales Manager for Latin America Region for Ecco based in Mexico City overseeing the Latin America retail division, the largest revenue per store operation globally for Ecco.
From 1994 to 1999 he held senior management positions at Nike from 1994 to 1999 in Sales and Account Management and was General Manager for Reebok in Mexico City based in the province of Leon, Mexico from 1992 to 1994.
Mr. Lozano began his career in the footwear industry by working for Bata Shoe Organization Worldwide for 7 years where he held several management roles throughout Latin America.
â€œWe are thrilled to have someone with Pepe’s extensive knowledge and experience, join the KEEN,â€ said KEEN President, Kirk Richardson. â€œWith a dynamic team leader like Pepe on board we are strategically positioned to develop and grow the brand internationally.â€
Founded in 2003, KEEN Inc. is located in Portland, OR. Known for its patented toe protection technology, KEEN footwear can be found in more than 1,400 retail locations nationwide and in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia as well as Central America, South America and Europe.