The California-based watch and accessories brand Nixon announces Philippe Gouzes vice president of sales and general manager, EMEA for the European, Middle East and African market. Gouzes will be based in Nixon’s main EMEA office in Hossegor, France, and will report directly to Nick Stowe, Nixon’s CEO.

Most recently, Gouzes was senior VP of international business for Burton. Prior to that, Gouzes was VP of sales, Europe for all Burton brands and Channel Islands, and previously held senior positions at Rossignol. Gouzes replaces Nixon’s former EMEA general manager, Arnaud Gaillard.

“Philippe is the perfect executive to lead Nixon’s next phase of growth in EMEA. He brings deep European action sports experience and the ability to drive sales and build a brand in a complex multi-channel environment”, states CEO Stowe.

Nixon watches and accessories are distributed in over 90 countries. The product range includes selected soft goods, leather goods and custom audio products.