The name “Vita” in the footwear industry dates back to 1945.
Vita Shoe Company was a leading shoe manufacturer - and later importer - for over fifty years under the guidance of two generations of Brackstone's. Harry Brackstone sold the company to its current owners in 1999 and the business was renamed Vita Pacific Ltd.
Vita Pacific is New Zealand's most trusted footwear importing company and leads the way with innovation in footwear development and distribution. The experience and knowledge of its people in both footwear and business are paramount to its continued success.
With a strong cross section of both independent retailers, department stores and chain store operations, Vita Pacific is a key supplier to the Australasian market. Vita Pacific is passionate about working closely with retailers, continually developing new product to create multiple seasons that provide profitable footwear solutions for their customers.
Paul is a Director of the company and is responsible for the development of all key brands as well as specialist footwear programmes for specific customers and markets. He has built strong industry relationships over his twenty six years in the footwear industry.
Paul joined what was in 1987 Vita Shoe Company training in pattern cutting, design and range building. It was this strong platform that gave him the highly valuable understanding of footwear manufacturing that continues to provide an edge today.
In 1999 Paul bought the business and Vita Pacific Ltd was born. Paul’s skills have enabled Vita’s ranges to become stronger and more valuable to its customers. This and a strong focus in helping customers achieve success is what drives Paul.
Whenever possible, Paul enjoys fishing and diving and is a very “one eyed” All Blacks rugby supporter.
Fax: (64) (9) 520-4765
Mobile: (64) (21) 972 430
Phill joined Vita Pacific as a Director and Shareholder in 2002. His previous ten years experience in management and finance has greatly assisted the growth of Vita Pacific.
Upon joining, Phill has implemented many system and procedures that has enabled Vita Pacific to increase business levels throughout Australasia.
Although responsible for the day to day management of the business functions including the ever changing risk assessment of foreign currency, Phill gets most satisfaction from the relationships he builds with Vita Pacific’s customers.
Phill and his wife are actively engaged in their small local community and spend a great amount of time supporting their three sons in differing sporting pursuits.
Fax: (64) (9) 520-4765
Mobile: (64) (21) 383 222