Stokehouse Europe is proud to welcome Raul Garcia to the Vissla / D'Blanc
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 February, 2014 - Long time Team Manager and Sales rep at Electric, owner of "Special surf school" in Cantabria, creator of the Cosmic Children Festival and well known figure in the spanish surf community, Raul brings to Vissla and D'Blanc more than 30 years of experience in the surf and eyewear industry. His addition to the team is a perfect fit for both of the brands.
Derek O’Neill said, “When I found out that Raul Garcia was available to work with Vissla and D’Blanc I was stoked. Having known Raul for years and watched his successes in surfing in Spain and also as a sales rep, he is the perfect guy to run our brands in Spain."
"His core market knowledge is strong. I look forward to working with Raul as we bring exciting new brands to surfing in Europe. We have put together a great team of people worldwide and Spain will be one of the first countries in Europe to see both Vissla apparel and D’Blanc eyewear."
Raul commented: "When Derek offered me the opportunity to work with him l didn't think twice about it. I have known Derek since l was a grom and l have followed his progression in the surf industry. I know what he is capable of and above all he is one of those people that is always a pleasure to work with."
"I'm super excited about this new Project and I feel really proud to be part of this team full of talented crew. I`m always ready for new challenges and I`ll put 200% into this. I share the philosophy of both brands and want to make a great contribution to the development and growth of Vissla and D´blanc in Europe. Real surfers need adventures and fun, and we are going to give them. Nothing can stop us.”
Vissla and D'Blanc will be launched in stores globally in USA, Europe, Australia, Japan, Central America, Latin America and South Africa in April 2014.
Vissla is a modern youth clothing brand that represents creative freedom, a forward-thinking philosophy, and a generation of creators and innovators. We embrace the modern do-it-yourself attitude within surf culture, performance surfing, and craftsmanship. This is a surf-everything and ride-anything mentality. We are creators and innovators.
D'Blanc is the product of life without reserve. Chaos meets culture where fashion meets revolution. Our focus is to create quality Italian-made eyewear that defines a feeling. Ain’t no time for indecision. This is about now.