February 3, 2023
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Karl Lopker, founder of Deckers and CEO of QAD, dies at 66


Karl Lopker Karl Lopker, a driving force behind South Coast public companies Deckers Brands and QAD, died Aug. 25 after an extended battle with cancer. He was 66. Lopker founded Goleta footwear and apparel company Deckers Brands from a handmade leather goods business he launched to help pay his way through college. He then helmed…


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