German lifestyle brand Porsche Design has appointed well-known travel retail executive Mimmo Mariottini as VP Global Sales and US-CEO of Porsche Design of America, Inc. He will lead together with Karsten von Engeln, COO Porsche Design of America, Inc., the brand’s US subsidiary.
In his previous position at Bally, Mariottini served as VP Global Sales and US-CEO, successfully driving the growth of the company’s global travel retail business. Prior to Bally, Mr. Mariottini was Travel Retail Director for Bulgari.
With this appointment, Dr. Christian Kurtzke, CEO of Porsche Design Group, continues to shape the future direction of the brand.
“With Mimmo Mariottini, we are excited to win an experienced sales executive, and simultaneously drive the internationalization of our management team,” he says.
“This is a further milestone on the path to positioning the company as a leading lifestyle brand in the area of Designer Sports-wear and Accessories for the Global Business Traveler.”
Porsche Design named French -Canadian Pierre Costin as the new Fashion Creative Director a few weeks ago.
New hires in timepieces unit
Porsche Design is also focusing on its timepieces business, expanding its watch sales team with three new appointments:
Thomas Herzog, who worked for brands like Cartier and Breitling, will be responsible to develop the brand’s international watch wholesale segment; and Oliver Krebs and Henning von Boddien, strengthen its domestic sales team.
Porsche Design will exhibit at the watch and jewelry fair Basel-world in Switzerland for the first time independently with its own booth in hall 1.0.