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    Holger Rosemann becomes CEO of AstorMueller


    Swiss shoe manufacturer AstorMueller has announced the name of its new CEO. Starting on Sept. 1, Holger Rosemann will take the helm of the company from Peter Schüpbach , who has been serving as interim CEO since May 1. Rosemann, 52, was most recently head of operations ...

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    Luis Onofre re-elected president of CEC


    Luis Onofre was unanimously re-elected for a second two-year term as president of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry ( CEC ). The European footwear industry consists of 21,000 companies responsible for 278,000 people. Onofre is also president of Apiccaps , the Portuguese association grouping footwear, ...

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    Crocs seeks to block import of counterfeits into the U.S.


    Crocs filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation of allegedly ”unlawfully imported shoes” into the U.S. in ”violation of its registered trademarks.” With the complaint, Crocs is seeking to block the importation and subsequent sale of products into the U.S. that infringe ...

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    Former VF CFO joins Tapestry


    Tapestry , the New York-based owner of Coach , Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman , has appointed Scott Roe as chief financial officer (CFO), effective June 1. Roe will have responsibility for all finance functions as well as leading the company’s strategy and consumer insights teams. He ...

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    Ferragamo’s shareholders elect a new board


    Salvatore Ferragamo ’s shareholders elected on April 22 the new board which will be in place for the next three years. The board immediately appointed Leonardo Ferragamo as non-executive chairman. He replaces his brother Ferruccio , who held the job for 15 years. The company confirmed Michele Norsa ...

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    VF Corp. appoints new CFO


    VF Corp. has promoted Matt Puckett to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to VF’s CEO, Steve Rendle , and serving on the company’s executive leadership team. Puckett joined VF in 2001 as a senior accountant in the finance department. In the ...

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    New chief marketing officer for Vans


    Vans has appointed Kristin Harrer as chief marketing officer. Described by the company as a “true brand expert in digital and direct to consumer experiences,” Harrer held senior marketing positions in the last four years at Samsung Electronics and the Dollar Shave Club of Los Angeles. Prior ...

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    Anthropologie changes CEO


    Urban Outfitters announced that Tricia Smith is the new CEO of its clothing retail unit Anthropologie , replacing Hillary Super . Super left on April 9 after four years with the company and Smith took over the job on April 12. Smith spent over 26 years at ...

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    Vibram North America undergoes management changes


    Italian outsole specialist Vibram has announced several changes to its North American leadership team. It said this is part of its long-term organizational strategy to align the company for growth. Tammy Vrahopoulos , a former Deloitte employee and HR strategy consultant, has been hired as the company’s ...

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    Chiara Ferragni joins Tod’s’ board


    Tod’s appointed the 33-year old Italian entrepreneur, fashion influencer and blogger Chiara Ferragni to its board in an effort to better approach young consumers. The news boosted Tod’s’ share price by 14 percent and added about €100 million to its market capitalization. The Italian footwear company said ...

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    Ferragamo’s creative director leaves


    Salvatore Ferragamo ’s creative director Paul Andrew will leave the company in May to pursue other professional opportunities. The Italian luxury goods company said that the existing in-house team will be entrusted with creation and design. “After five years, with pride and a heavy heart, I’ve decided it’s ...

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    Saucony appoints Fábio Tambosi as chief marketing officer


    Saucony has announced the appointment of Fábio Tambosi as its new chief marketing officer, effective immediately. Tambosi has more than 18 years of experience in global brand-building, most recently serving as Adidas ’ global head of brand, planning and activation for its Sports Performance categories. Prior to ...

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    HR Group promotes Steffen Rosenbauer CEO


    The German shoe retailer HR Group has appointed a new CEO. Steffen Rosenbauer , the managing director of the group’s Reno footwear chain, took up the post on April 1 as Peter Wolf resigned after a three-year tenure to return focusing on the role of chairman of ...

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    VF reshuffles its management in EMEA


    VF Corp. has announced several changes to its management for the EMEA region. Andreas Olsson has switched from VF’s director of group digital accounts to regional general manager of Dickies EMEA . He has been with VF since 2009, working in sales and marketing for Vans and ...

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    Ferragamo confirms CEO staying on board


    The majority shareholder in Salvatore Ferragamo has presented its slate of candidates for the Italian luxury group’s new board, with Micaela Le Divelec Lemmi confirmed as CEO despite speculation of a management shakeup. Executive deputy chairman Michele Norsa, the CEO of Ferragamo from 2006 to 2016 who rejoined ...

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    ​FitFlop hires its CEO from Lacoste’s footwear unit


    The brand of fashion comfort shoes, FitFlop , has hired Gianni Georgiades as its new CEO, effective April 6. He replaces Michael Lockett , who left the company in August. Georgiades comes from Lacoste ’s footwear joint venture with Pentland Brands , where he was CEO for nearly ...

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    Zalando splits its marketing department


    Zalando ’s head of global marketing, Barbara Daliri-Freyduni , has resigned. She had been with the German e-commerce company since October 2019, when she was hired to be its senior vice president of demand. Before that, she was at or near the top in the management of marketing operations at ...

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    Texon appoints a new sales director


    Texon , the producer of materials for the footwear industry, has appointed Bryan Whitfield as group sales director, replacing Matt Smith , who left the company after almost a decade of “successful service.” Whitfield was previously involved in sales and business development with major international companies such as Avery ...

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    Footway hires Tom Söderlund as CTO


    Footway , the international Swedish-based shoe e-tailer, has hired Tom Söderlund as chief technology officer. He will be in charge of the company’s technical infrastructure and architecture. Söderlund comes from Weld , which develops marketing platforms for e-retailers, where he was the co-founder and CEO. He previously ...

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    Shoepassion expands its advisory board


    The Berlin-based footwear company Shoepassion has added the design and branding expert Elmar Schüller to its advisory board. He joins the other board members Wendelin Wiedeking , Norbert Lehmann and Thomas Treß . Schüller is the president of the Innovative Living Institute and has helped ...