The De’Longhi Group today announced the appointment of Jim Foster as vp/U.S. sales. In his new position, Foster will lead the continued growth of De’Longhi in the United States by building channel-appropriate retailer plans and further enhancing the valuable equity created by the group’s brands, according to the company.
“I’m pleased to welcome Jim Foster to De’Longhi,” said Mike Prager, president and CEO, De’Longhi North America. “His depth of experience in both sales and general management roles, from a diversity of branded consumer environments, will bring great value to the company and our retail partners. We look forward to Jim’s contributions to help lead our companies’ future and bring an even more collaborative and multifunctional relationship with our retail customers.”
Before joining De’Longhi, Foster served as vp/North America sales for Philips Consumer Lifestyle small appliances where he helped lead significant share growth across a variety of the company’s businesses, according to De’Longhi. Prior to Philips, Foster served in key executive leadership roles with Harman International including general manager, The Americas and senior vp, global sales.