The French company Rautureau Apple Shoes has hired Riccardo Ribolla to head its sales team. He started on May 11.

Before moving to Rautureau, Ribolla worked for S&Co, a French distributor of fashion brands such as Elisabetta Franchi, M Missoni and TwinSet. Prior to that, he worked in Italy until 2015 as sales manager for wholesaler Alfredo Agozzino, a distributor  of premium and luxury brands.

Rautureau produces nearly 1 million shoes a year under five brands, Free Lance, No Name, Jean-Baptiste Rautureau, Schmoove and Armistice. Most of its sales are achieved in France but the company has a foreign presence, mainly in Europe and Japan. Ribolla is expected to develop domestic and foreign sales.