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    ​ECC appoints second managing director


    The European-Clearing-Center (ECC), which acts as a platform for electronic data exchange between producers and retailers in the footwear and fashion sector, is strengthening its management team. As of April 1, Stefan Nicolai , an expert in inventory and data management, will become managing director for marketing and ...

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    Hunter’s global brand director quits


    After nearly eight years in job, Ali Lowry announced he was stepping down as global brand director at Hunter. In a message posted on LinkedIn called “Given Hunter The Boot”, Lowry wrote that after seven years and eight months ”I leave on a high and at a time ...

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    Kickz reshuffles management after takeover


    The German chain of streetwear and sneaker stores Kickz is reorganising its management team and is gearing up for the future after its recent takeover. The new co-CEOs Mark Petereit and Denis Horvat will take the helm on Feb. 15, a dual leadership that should ...

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    Deckers appoints DTC and digital specialist to its board


    Deckers Brands has appointed Maha S. Ibrahim to its board of directors, effective Feb. 1. Mike Devine , chairman of the board, said he especially values her experience identifying trends and driving growth in the direct-to-consumer and technology sectors. He also said Ibrahim’s insights and ...

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    Bezos hands over leadership of Amazon


    Jeff Bezos will hand over the chairmanship of Amazon ’s board in the third quarter of 2021 to Andy Jassy , the head of the cloud business Amazon Web Services ( AWS ). Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 and built the company from an online bookstore into ...

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    Crocs hires a manager from Nike


    Emma Minto has joined Crocs as senior vice president and general manager in charge of all the operations of the fast-growing brand of comfort shoes in North America. She had spent 16 years with Nike in various roles, most recently as vice president and general manager for ...

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    ​ANWR Schuh’s Albert Mayer retires


    ANWR Schuh ’s head of purchasing and goods Albert Mayer will retire at the end of Jan. The sixty-four-year-old manager has worked in the industry for 47 years and has been serving in his current position at ANWR Schuh for the past 12 years. ANWR’s managing director Tobias ...

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    Cortina hires a new global marketing manager


    Cortina has hired Karen Bellinck as global marketing manager. Bellinck joins the company from the luggage maker Samsonite , where she worked for nearly 20 years and became wholesale director. Cortina is a Belgium-based company producing private label footwear as well as footwear and apparel under licensed ...

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    Camel Active Footwear changes sales manager


    Markus Roth quit his job as sales manager of Camel Active Footwear at the end of December. The decision was reached by mutual agreement with HC Footwear , a unit of Hamm Market Solutions which holds the Camel Active license for footwear. His position is taken ...

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    ANWR Schuh names new managing director


    The German footwear buying group ANWR Schuh , ANWR Group ’s footwear division, kicked off 2021 with a management shake-up. Starting from Jan. 15, Helmut Wies , who served as head of retail consulting at ANWR Schuh for many years, will take up the post of managing director ...

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    Steve Madden names Maria Teresa Kumar to the board


    Steve Madden has appointed María Teresa Kumar to the board of directors. With this appointment, the board expands to ten directors, eight of whom are independent. Kumar will be a member of the company’s corporate social responsibility committee. Kumar is the president and CEO of Voto ...

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    Marc Durie becomes president of J.M. Weston


    Marc Durie , 45 years old, has become the president of J.M. Weston , replacing Thierry Oriez . Durie was previously the global head of the men’s shoe division and customer relationship management department at Christian Louboutin , a position he held for over four years. He is ...

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    ​Caleres reshuffles its senior management


    Caleres has reshuffled its senior management, a move which it expects will ensure “greater alignment with its strategic direction, accelerate its growth initiatives, unlock the power of its portfolio of brands and drive sustainable, long-term value for its shareholders.” Under the reorganization announced in December, Jay Schmidt ...

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    Native Shoes appoints Kyle Housman CEO


    Native Shoes , the Canadian footwear company, has promoted Kyle Housman to the position of CEO with immediate effect. He replaces Scott Hawthorne , who becomes executive chairman. Housman was previously president and has been credited by the company for having contributed to “significant revenue growth” by bolstering ...

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    Wolverine makes two big executive appointments


    Wolverine Worldwide has made a couple of executive appointments to ring in the new year. It has expanded the duties of Jim Zwiers , the current president of its international group. Zwiers is now also president of Wolverine’s global operations group, overseeing portfolio-wide sourcing, logistics, distribution, customer service ...

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    Zalando hires a “circularity director” away from H&M


    Laura Coppen , who has been a major contributor to H M ’s sustainability efforts for almost five years, is joining Zalando to serve as “circularity director,” charged with implementing a program to promote greater transparency among its partner brands in the area of environmental protection. Her appointment ...

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    FDRA promotes Thomas Crockett to vice president


    The U.S. trade association Footwear Distributors Retailers of America (FDRA) has promoted Thomas Crockett to vice president in charge of government affairs. Crockett has served the last six years as director overseeing government and regulatory affairs. He is currently responsible for managing FDRA’s ...

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    Steve Madden has a new CFO as company veteran leaves


    Steve Madden has promoted Zine Mazouzi , currently chief accounting officer and senior vice president of finance and operations, to the position of chief financial officer, replacing Arvind Dharia , who has been in the job since October 1992. The appointment is effective on Jan. 1. To ensure ...

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    Görtz names its new CFO


    The German footwear retailer Görtz has appointed Tobias Volgmann as its new chief financial officer, replacing Stephan Tendam on Jan. 1. Tendam, who has served as managing director at Görtz since 2014 and is responsible for finance among other things, is resigning from the management at ...

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    Clarks’ general manager for DACH leaves


    Lür Holler , who is general manager in charge of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH), as well as head of sales for the three German-speaking countries and Benelux, for the British shoe maker Clarks is leaving the company at the end of the year. He has been with ...