SOURCE: Delsey

November 12, 2014 17:02 ET

DELSEY Announces William Lippe as New President of North America

Lippe Joins DELSEY Luggage Inc. After 25 Years' Experience in Sales, Leading Iconic Branded Consumer Products

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2014) - DELSEY, www.delsey.com, the iconic French luggage brand creating pieces unmatched in design and function since 1946, announced today that Bill Lippe will join the company as President of North America. This move follows the retirement of David Bieber, after more than 14 years of dedicated service as the head of DELSEY Luggage Inc.

Lippe comes to DELSEY with thorough knowledge of the luggage industry and extensive experience developing sales channels with department stores and specialty shops. His previous roles with global brands recognized for flagship style and superior craftsmanship position him to seamlessly integrate the exclusive DELSEY values. He also brings a track record of strategic planning, innovation, organizational effectiveness and category management, driving profit and increasing market share.

"I am excited to be joining the Delsey team," shares Lippe. "DELSEY is synonymous with timeless quality, innovative design and unmistakably French flair. I look forward to working with the sales channels already in place, and to developing new opportunities for the group in North America."

As the President of DELSEY Luggage Inc., Lippe will be responsible for efficient and effective development and implementation of the overall Commercial / Customer Strategy and Business Plan for the North American market, including the U.S. and Canada. He will be responsible for maintaining strong existing business partnerships with key retail customers and the Specialized Retail Channels, as well as identifying and executing new business opportunities while reinforcing the brand positioning.

"Bringing Bill on as President of our North American operations is an exciting move for us," begins Guenther Trieb, DELSEY Group CEO. "With his deep knowledge of the luggage industry and his strong background as a business manager able to drive profit, our US operations are in good hands."

Thanks to his former post as Vice President of Sales at Samsonite Corporation, Lippe is well versed in all things luggage. His strategic positions at Swarovski and Montblanc provide him with further background needed to push the DELSEY brand across North America.

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About DELSEY: An iconic brand, DELSEY is a French company and a creator of baggage since 1946. For more than 65 years DELSEY has offered consumers cases which bring together quality and audacious design. DELSEY creates ingenious baggage designed to accompany travelers wherever they go and to adapt to all types of journey, both professional and personal. With a strong know-how, the brand is behind numerous innovations recognized by important prizes in the design world. DELSEY combines style and functionality to create products that reflect the personality of each consumer. Today DELSEY is present in all 5 continents and in more than 110 countries. A DELSEY bag is sold every 10 seconds.

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