Ira Hernowitz, an executive from the toy industry, has been appointed by Wolverine Worldwide as the new president of its Stride Rite Children's Group. He will be in charge of the recently acquired Stride Rite brand as well as the children's shoe offering of other brands within the group such as Sperry Top-Sider, Keds and Merrell. Hernowitz comes from Toys “R” Us, where he was executive vice president for the “R” Us brand. He previously worked for Hasbro and Tyco.