Boca Raton, FL, August 21, 2019 – Housewares supplier Epoca International has named Jack Hooe as Vice President of Sales.
Jack joins Epoca in a newly created sales leadership role. Over the past 15 years with Groupe SEB, he successfully leveraged his business acumen, leadership skills and consumer product experience to lead and grow a large portfolio of well-known housewares brands such as All-Clad, T-fal and Lagostina.

Jack has direct experience with all major retail trade classes. In his various roles, he has been successful at creating brand and merchandising strategies. He has helped organize and develop customer teams supporting top US retailers. As a result, his Walmart team was awarded Vendor of the Year for Walmart two years. In addition, while working full-time, Jack earned an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California.

“Jack will help strengthen the Epoca team’s passion for entrepreneurial endeavors. He will help lead customer category management initiatives focused on meeting consumers’ needs for innovative products and brands. We will leverage his experiences to support our retail partners and rapidly grow our business. Jack will also oversee eCommerce sales strategy, leveraging the support of Epoca’s strategic marketing partners, including Buzzfeed and Meredith Corporation. We are excited to welcome him to our team to help drive further growth for our business . His addition to the team will allow us to expand distribution to a variety of new channels,” said Brian Melzer, President of Epoca International.

Jack will be joining Epoca International at their corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, FL.

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About Epoca International, Inc.
Epoca International is a designer and distributor of consumer houseware products. Epoca is focused on building strong consumer brands, driving innovation and differentiation within the marketplace. Within the portfolio includes Ecolution Cookware, Primula Beverage Products, Tasty kitchenware, Goodful kitchenware and Cooking Light home goods, as well as a variety of private label retailer offerings, which are sold in over 40,000 locations in 18 countries at major retailers and online. Epoca products have been recognized for their forward thinking, consumer and environmental focused design, and have received honors including the 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Good Design award from Chicago Athenaeum, a museum of architecture and design, as well as the 2017 & 2018 Red Dot Product Design Award.

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Media Contact: Joshua Melzer
Vice President, Marketing & Communications