pediped® footwear appoints Matthew Wright as new UK Sales Director

Published:  22 June, 2012

Henderson, Nevada, June 12, 2012-pediped® footwear, a leading company in the children’s footwear industry, has appointed Matt Wright as Sales Director for the United Kingdom and Ireland region. With over 12 years of commercial experience in the footwear and fashion industry, he will work to develop UK-specific styling and new business opportunities in the UK market. Prior to this appointment, Wright was a Senior Sales Manager at GEOX, one of the world’s largest shoe manufacturers, where he played a pivotal role in the development of the brand’s presence in the UK. Wright graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2000 and began his career in the footwear industry at Clarks. “We are excited to add Matt to our team” said pediped® Managing Partner, Rudy Glocker. “He has earned an excellent reputation as a children’s footwear specialist and will help us drive the brand in the UK and Ireland. We are pleased to welcome Matt to the pediped® family.”

 About pediped®

pediped® footwear was founded in 2004 by Angela and Brian Edgeworth in their quest for the perfect soft-soled shoe for their first daughter. Exceptional quality, unsurpassed comfort and distinctive styling have made the award winning company the fastest-growing children's footwear brand in the United States. pediped® footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development, and preeminent orthopedic medical professionals, Dr. Mininder S. Kocher and Dr. Thomas W. Vorderer, deem pediped® shoes an excellent choice for parents/caregivers who want their children’s feet to develop naturally.

In 2011 Earnshaw’s, the premier media resource serving the children’s market recognized pediped® with Earnshaw’s Earnie Awards for Company of the Year and Best Footwear. pediped® footwear is sold in over 3000 stores in 40 countries worldwide including John Lewis, Childrens Salon, Fit Footwear, and Kit & Kaboodle located in the UK. Available in EU sizes ranging from 17 to 33, pediped® offers more than 120  designs for boys and girls between their three lines, Originals®, Grip ‘n’ Go™ and Flex®. Originals® (soft-soled shoes for newborns to age 2), Grip ‘n’ Go™ (thin rubber-soled shoes for children ages 1 to 3 years) and Flex® (rubber-soled shoes for children 1 to 8 years).

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