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  • Ynap
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    Yoox Net-a-Porter names Geoffroy Lefebvre CEO


    Yoox Net-a-Porter ( YNAP ), the fashion online retailer owned by the Swiss luxury goods group Richemont , has appointed Geoffroy Lefebvre as chief executive, effective on Jan. 4. He replaces Federico Marchetti who remains as chairman. In March, Marchetti announced his intention to relinquish the ...

  • Mark Denkler NSRA president
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    NSRA appoints Mark Denkler president


    Mark Denkler will become president of the National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) on Jan. 1, replacing Chuck Schuyler who, in mid-November, announced his retirement after 15 years. The NSRA was formed in New York in 1912 and is North America’s largest footwear organization supporting independent footwear ...

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    Schmidt-Eisenhart will be Calida Group’s new CEO


    The board of directors of the Swiss Calida Group , which includes the Lafuma Group with the outdoor brands Millet and Lafuma , has appointed Timo Schmidt-Eisenhart as chief executive officer of the Calida Group. Schmidt-Eisenhart will succeed Reiner Pichler in the first half of 2021. ...

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    Assomac elects a new president, postpones Simac Tanning Tech


    The Italian association of tanning and footwear machinery manufacturers, Assomac , has elected Maria Vittoria Brustia as its new president until 2024, replacing Gabriella Marchioni Bocca . Brustia is president of Brustia-Alfameccanica . The company was founded in 1958 in Vigevano and specializes in the production of heel nailing ...

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    Hunter names Claudia Plant CMO


    Hunter Boots has appointed Claudia Plant as chief marketing officer (CMO). She joins the company from the British cosmetics firm Charlotte Tilbury Beauty , where she was interim CMO for five months. Between January 2017 and December 2019, Plant was senior vice president of brand experience at Burberry ...

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    Sperry names Elizabeth Drori head of marketing


    Sperry has appointed Elizabeth Drori as chief marketing officer. Before joining Sperry, which is part of Wolverine Worldwide , Drori worked for nearly three years at Walmart , where she became head of fashion marketing. Prior to Walmart, she was vice president in charge of strategic initiatives ...

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    Caleres names Michael Edwards head of Famous Footwear


    Caleres has appointed Michael Edwards as president of Famous Footwear , effective Nov. 20. He replaces Molly Adams , who resigned to pursue an opportunity outside the organization. Edwards joined Caleres in June 2008, most recently serving as senior vice president of digital commerce, planning, allocation and stores. ...

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    Görtz makes its CEO a shareholder, hires a new CFO


    The German footwear chain Görtz is opening its capital to its top manager as it undergoes a management shake-up and further advances its multichannel strategy by pushing its online presence. The chief executive, Frank Revermann , who has served in this position since the end of 2015, will ...

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    VF has a new VP of inclusion and diversity


    VF Corp. has appointed Lauren Guthrie as vice president of global inclusion and diversity (I D) in replacement of Reggie Miller , who is resigning. Guthrie has worked in merchandising for most of her career, first at Abercrombie Fitch and Levi Strauss , then in ...

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    Genesco’s CFO leaves


    Melvin Tucker , Genesco ’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned, effective Nov. 27, in order to pursue an opportunity outside of the company. The American footwear retailer has started searching for a new CFO. In the interim, the position will be held by the company’s ...

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    Genesco appoints an investment banker to its board


    Genesco has appointed John F. Lambros to its board of directors. Lambros is president of GCA-U.S ., a global investment bank. He serves as the head of GCA’s digital media banking practice, is a member of its board of directors and executive committee, and is the head of ...

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    Nike manager switches to Snipes


    The Deichmann group has appointed a long-time Nike manager to the new position of European general manager for Snipes , its international chain of sneaker shops. Starting on Nov. 1, he will join Snipes’ founder and chief executive, Sven Voth , and Tim Spickenborn , the chief financial ...

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    New concept manager for ANWR’s Quick Schuh


    The Ariston-Nord-West-Ring ( ANWR ) group has appointed a new concept manager for its discount-oriented franchising subsidiary Quick Schuh . Johannes Schnütgen , an experienced manager with an in-depth knowledge of the franchise concept, takes over the post from David Mastrorilli , who will now be responsible for ...

  • Dirk Pues
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    UFG has a new DACH sales manager for license brands


    Unlimited Footwear Group (UFG) has appointed Dirk Pues as sales manager covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the DACH business region, for its Brands-360 subsidiary which is in charge of licensed brands. Pues is scheduled to start on Dec. 1. A veteran of the footwear industry, Pues has ...

  • Amy Hunter Caleres
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    Caleres appoints VP of diversity, equity and inclusion


    Caleres has appointed Amy Hunter as vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. ”Hunter will help drive the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy development and organization, including overseeing the company’s affirmative action plans,” the American footwear company said. Hunter will guide the company in its efforts ...

  • Frederic Levy Havaianas
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    Havaianas creates international division


    The Brazilian footwear group Alpargatas has created an international division for its flip-flop brand Havaianas . The division is based in Spain and run by Frédéric Lévy , a seasoned senior manager. Lévy was previously chief executive and president of Coravin , an America startup manufacturing products for ...

  • Reno

    HR Group hires new managing director for Reno


    The German shoe retailer HR Group has a new managing director for its Reno footwear chain. Starting from Nov. 1, the retail expert Steffen Rosenbauer will join the company, taking responsibility for Reno’s entire international brick-and-mortar retail as well as the chain’s e-commerce and marketing. The ...

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    VF matches its management to its new business model


    VF Corporation is changing its management structure to suit changes in the way it does business, notably the grouping of all brands into dual portfolios. Core Brands comprises Vans , The North Face (TNF) and Timberland . Doug Palladini and Steve Murray have become global brand ...

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    Li & Fung shuffles its top management


    Li Fung , which went private in May of this year, is shifting Joseph Phi from group president to chief executive. Spencer Fung , CEO since 2014, is in turn moving to executive chairman. He will be replacing William Fung , who is taking a seat alongside ...

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    Paul Green reshuffles its management


    Paul Green , a Austrian footwear manufacturer specializing in women’s shoes, has undergone a management restructuring with Gerald Huber remaining the sole managing director after Gerhard Feger , Thomas Seiler and Guido Strebel stepped down but remained shareholders. Huber, 55, has been with the company since 2001. ...