SPY Optic is pleased to announce the hiring of John Gothard as the VP of Sales, and the promotion of former SPY Marketing Manager, John Lee, as the Director of Marketing.

John Gothard, comes to SPY with over 20 years of experience in the surf/skate/snow industry. Gothard joins forces with National Sales Manager Scott “Hollywood” Sepkovic and International Sales Manager Tim Pellegrino. Gothard states, “SPY is an organization of enthusiastic people who eat, drink and live the sports. SPY has the people and the outlook to provide the service and products the retail accounts are looking for, and deserve. Right now, that is refreshing to see in the industry”.

As the VP of Sales, Gothard will be directing all aspects of sales on a global level and will be lending his expertise to develop SPY’s sales force. Gothard was formally the Director of Sales for Arnette.

On the marketing side of things, John Lee has been with SPY as the Marketing Manager since November 2000. Formerly with On A Mission (OAM) and Rip Curl, Lee’s outstanding performance and industry know-how have benefited SPY and created a dynamic existence for SPY within the industry. Lee will lead the marketing department as the Marketing Director on a global level in conjunction with VP of Marketing Beaver Theodosakis.

Lee states, “There is so much momentum for SPY right now. The ‘orange vibe’ is rapidly spreading throughout the world. SPY’s athletes, new and innovative products, and marketing team are unsurpassed.”

Spy’s unique designs and strategic commitment to eyewear technology is unparalleled and positions SPY as a leader in sport and recreational eyewear. Breakthrough advancements such as ARC* Prismatic Polycarbonate lenses, Trident* Polarized lenses, scratch resistant lens coatings, unique frame materials and designs, and the patented Scoop* venting system set SPY apart from the competition. The Scoop* technology utilizes the unique Scoop* frame venting system in which air rushes through the vents and draws out moist air from around the eyes, thus eliminating fogging. SPY is committed to advancing eyewear technology and providing high-quality, functional optics. The invention of the Scoop* venting system clearly defines SPY’s role as an innovator.

The Spy World Headquarters are located in Vista, CA. SPY is distributed in more than 2,000 retail outlets in the United States and in approximately 38 countries world wide. Visit us @ www.spyeyes.com. 800-SPY-EYES –