A new executive director, José Monzonis Salvia, took office this month at Fice, the Spanish shoe industry federation. This industrial engineer served for the past three years as vice minister of the economy, industry and energy in the state government of Valencia, an important shoemaking region of Spain. He previously handled project and business management in the plastics, chemical and water treatment industries. Monzonis Salvia's appointment follows the retirement last December of Javier Garcia-Lillo, after 36 years spent at the association in various positions.