Randolph Names New Senior VP of Global Sales and Marketing
|November 28, 2012 12:21 AM
Randolph Engineering, Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of performance eyewear, announced the appointment of Ekene Ofodile to the newly created position of senior vice president of global sales and marketing, a move the company said reflects its “commitment to expanding both its brand and its business.”
Ofodile joined Randolph on Nov. 12, reporting directly to Peter Waszkiewicz, president and CEO of Randolph.
Ofodile comes to Randolph from the Cross Water Group, LLC, where, as the founder and managing director, he specialized in international business development and operations strategy consulting for consumer product companies, including Randolph, where he has been instrumental in structuring the international business for success. Prior to founding The Cross Water Group, LLC, Ofodile served as senior manager, international sales operations, at New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc., where he was responsible for the brand’s international sales operations. Over his 15 year career with New Balance, Ofodile was instrumental in helping grow the brand into a leading premium athletic footwear and apparel company.
"I take great pride in announcing that Ekene will be our new senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Although new to the optical industry, Ekene represents an opportunity for Randolph to bring in a proven veteran whose past success makes him a great choice to lead Randolph's future global growth and brand expansion,” said Waszkiewicz. “Ekene's personal integrity and leadership skills make him a perfect match for our Randolph culture, and further complements our talented work force. In his new position, Ekene will be responsible for strategically building a quality global distribution network that aligns with the goals and initiatives of the Randolph brand as well as defining and implementing Randolph’s strategic sales plans," he added.
Randolph Engineering, Inc. founded in 1972 is a family owned and operated ophthalmic frames and sunglass manufacturer, operating out of Randolph, Massachusetts. Randolph began as an engineering company building optical tools and equipment and has since evolved into a full scale U.S.based manufacturing and marketing business specializing in high quality sunglasses, frames and specialty protective eyewear. Randolph supplies its products to the U.S. military (since 1978) and a wide range of customers worldwide.
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