Bulova Appoints Charles Kriete as Executive Vice President, Sales
Bulova, Charles Kriete
Bulova Corporation announced the appointment of Charles Kriete as Executive Vice President, Sales effective May 9, 2013. Mr. Kriete will be responsible for the Company's sales initiatives, with a focus on long-term strategy. Mr. Kriete will report directly to Gregory Thumm, President.
"We are very excited to have Charlie join our executive team. His 30 year track record of driving brand equity, and brand positioning excellence across large organizations will be invaluable to us as we continue our business expansion," said Mr. Thumm.
Prior to joining Bulova, Mr. Kriete served as President of Geneva Watch Company from August 1996 until March 2010, and most recently President of Colibri Inc. from April 2010 until May 2013.
Mr. Kriete received his Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Albany State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Hofstra University.
Founded in 1875, Bulova remains one of the world's most recognized brands, reaching a wide range of consumers with its Bulova, Bulova Accutron, Caravelle by Bulova and licensed Harley-Davidson Timepieces by Bulova watches, Frank Lloyd Wright Collection watches and clocks, and the award-winning Bulova Clocks. An independent subsidiary of Citizen Watch Company, Ltd. of Japan, Bulova is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Canada, China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Continuing to maintain its position at the forefront of the timekeeping industry, Bulova is committed to upholding an extraordinary legacy of excellence in design, style and technology as it expands to meet the needs of a diverse global audience.