World Footwear

Management

Owner of Melissa stops manufacturing activities

Mar 20, 2020 / Brazil
Brazil-based Grendene Group, owner of Melissa and Ipanema brands, has decided to implement mandatory collective vacation for all employees in their units in the country

CEO Jide Zeitlin commits to lead Tapestry

Mar 12, 2020 / United States
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the group has committed to continue leading Tapestry for the next three years as the group defines and implements its multi-year growth agenda

Vans promotes David Tichiaz to GM in North America

Mar 5, 2020 / America
VF Corporation, the brand’s parent company, has confirmed the promotion of David Tichiaz to General Manager of Vans Americas

Two Ten Footwear Foundation appoints new CEO

Feb 28, 2020 / United States
The national charitable foundation of the US footwear industry announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for the organization. Shawn Osborne will take the leadership of the Foundation

Portuguese Footwear Industry Immersive Summer Programme

Feb 27, 2020 / Portugal
In the summer of 2020, the Portuguese Footwear Industry will host participants from all over the world for an unique learning experience aiming at developing competitive skills in footwear manufacturing

Wolverine Worldwide with new leadership appointments

Feb 19, 2020 / United States
Joelle Grunberg will serve as Global President of Sperry and Tom Kennedy to serve as Global President of the Wolverine brand

Genesco with new corporate headquarters

Feb 13, 2020 / United States
While announcing a new location for their headquarter, Genesco also confirmed it expects to add new jobs and invest more than 30 million US dollars over the next five years

Caleres names John McPhee President for Sam Edelman

Feb 6, 2020 / United States
John McPhee will join the company as the president of the Sam Edelman brand, reporting directly to Sam Edelman. He joins Caleres from Herman Miller Retail, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2010

Tapestry with key executive appointments

Feb 6, 2020 / United States
The luxury house has appointed Liz Fraser as CEO & Brand President for Kate Spade; Giorgio Sarné as CEO & Brand President for Stuart Weitzman and Yann Bozec as President of Tapestry Asia Pacific

Toms appoints new CEO

Feb 3, 2020 / United States
Magnus Wedhammar, former GM of Sanuk, a footwear brand belonging to the portfolio of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, was appointed as Toms' new CEO

JCPenney expands leadership team

Feb 3, 2020 / United States
The Texas-based company announced the appointment of six Vice Presidents, each bringing years of leadership, innovation, and expertise to JCPenney

J.Crew appoints Jan Singer as CEO

Jan 29, 2020 / United States
The Board of Directors of the American multi-brand, multi-channel, specialty retailer appointed Jan Singer to serve as Chief Executive Officer, effective from the 2nd of February

Tim Boyle named Chairman of the Board at Columbia Sportswear

Jan 29, 2020 / United States
Columbia Sportswear Company’s Board of Directors Appoints CEO and President Tim Boyle as Chairman of the Board; Andy Bryant Appointed as Lead Independent Director

Former Crocs CEO and son launch injection-moulded footwear brand

Jan 27, 2020 / United States
The former CEO of the Colorado-based footwear brand Crocs and his son have created Joybees, a Denver-based company making injection-moulded footwear

Emerald Expositions appoints CFO

Jan 27, 2020 / United States
David Doft was announced as the new Chief Financial Officer of Emerald Expositions Events Inc., the parent of Surf Expo, Outdoor Retailer and other trade shows
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