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Obit: Ronald Page, 75

The former Deckers Outdoor Corp. executive helped build the Teva and Ugg Australia brands.

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Former Deckers Outdoor Corp. executive and footwear industry veteran Ronald Page died on Sept. 6.  He was 75.
 
Page joined Deckers in the early 1990s as VP of sales for Teva and led the sales team through the brand’s biggest growth years. He also is credited with helping to build the infrastructure to sell the company’s Simple and Ugg Australia brands. In 1997, Page led Deckers Europe and relocated to Amsterdam to oversee operations.
 
"Ron helped lay the foundation for the great organization that Deckers is today, and we have all benefited from his efforts,” said Connie Rishwain, president of Ugg Australia. "He was a class act, a joy to be around and he will be dearly missed."
 
After leaving Deckers, Page and partner Thomas Seavey founded Established Brands Inc., which licenses brands in the sports and outdoor categories.
 
Prior to joining Deckers, Page held posts at Polo Ralph Lauren, Ellesse and Nike.
 
Page is survived by his wife, Kathy, an his two daughters, Jessica and Melissa.