Victorinox Swiss Army Makes U.S. Management Changes

Victorinox A.G. this summer has made top management changes in Victorinox Swiss Army Inc., its U.S. subsidiary. The moves come as Victorinox, the 123-year-old parent firm in Ibach, Switzerland, adjusts its global initiatives and operations. J. Merrick “Rick” Taggart in June was named president of Victorinox Swiss Army Inc., replacing Sue Rechner, who resigned a week earlier and had been president and chief executive officer since 2002. Rechner and Cheri McKenzie, vice president of global marketing, who also resigned, continue as consultants to Victorinox A.G. Taggart was president and CEO of Victorinox Swiss Army (then called Swiss Army Brands Inc.) from 1995 through 2001. Since then, he has managed several entrepreneurial ventures and taught marketing at Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colo. Victorinox in midsummer changed the name of its subsidiary and watches in the Unit
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